Negara Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) is a small country on the northwest side of the island of Borneo. It has a well-developed economy, with one of the highest GDP per capita in the world. It is a very socially conservative country, as well as an absolute monarchy. The current Sultan of Brunei is Hassanal Bolkiah, who also serves as prime minister, finance minister, foreign minister, and defense minister. It is a politically stable country that benefits from hydrocarbon production, which is 90 percent of the country’s exports.
WE, the Heads of State/Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Member States of ASEAN, at the 19th ASEAN Summit;
REAFFIRMING our commitments to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international laws subscribed to by the ASEAN Member States;
By Nah Liang Tuang
Natural disasters such as the earthquakes and tsunamis in the Indian Ocean off Sumatra in 2004 and in Japan most recently highlight the importance of qualified Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams. ASEAN's lack of such vital rescue expertise needs to be addressed.
In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Brunei Darussalam informed on April 4 that the Government will provide relief money of 1 million U.S. dollars (approximately 80 million yen).
MANILA, 22 July 2009, 16:00 hrs - The emergence of the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus presents a new set of health challenges to those living with immunosuppressive diseases such as HIV/AIDS. This is particularly so in the Western Pacific Region where many people suffering from the disease lack ready access to the high-quality medical care they need to prolong their lives.
People living with HIV/AIDS are one of several categories of people at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from Pandemic (H1N1) 2009.
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ASEAN Environment Ministers met in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on 16 April 1999 to review the progress made in the implementation of the ASEAN Regional Haze Action Plan. The Ministerial Meeting was preceded by the Twelfth Meeting of the ASOEN Haze Technical Task Force on 15 April l999.
1st quarter of 1998