Culture & Sports

The official language is Malay. Other languages include English and Chinese (various dialects). Brunei’s culture mainly derived from the Old Malay World, which encompassed the Malay Archipelago and from this stemmed what is known as the Malay Civilisation. Based on historical facts, various cultural elements and foreign civilisations had a hand in influencing the culture … Read more Culture & Sports

Economy of Brunei

General Overview Land, Labour and Capital Primary Resources External Trade Banking Employment Brunei Darussalam is still very much dependent on revenues from crude oil and natural gas to finance its development programmes. Aside from this, Brunei Darussalam also receives income from rents, royalties, corporate tax and dividends. Due to the non-renewable nature of oil and … Read more Economy of Brunei

Brunei – Reports on Human Rights Practices 2007

2007 – Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 11, 2008 Brunei Darussalam is a sultanate ruled by the same family for more than 600 years, and it has a population of approximately 383,000. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah governed under emergency powers that place few limits on his power. The Legislative … Read more Brunei – Reports on Human Rights Practices 2007