Hassanal Bolkiah, GCB GCMG (full name: Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam; born 15 July 1946) is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei. He is also the first and incumbent Prime Minister of Brunei. The eldest son of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Raja Isteri (Queen) Pengiran Anak Damit, he succeeded to the throne as the Sultan of Brunei, following the abdication of his father on 5 October 1967. Sultan Hassanal was also known as the Chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2001 and 2013 due to the hosting of the ASEAN summits to those due dates.
The Sultan has been ranked among the wealthiest individuals in the world; Forbes estimated the Sultan's total peak net worth at US$20 billion in 2008. After Queen Elizabeth II (as Queen of each of Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand), the Sultan is the world's second longest-reigning current monarch. On 5 October 2017, the Sultan celebrated his Golden Jubilee to mark the 50th year of his reign on the throne.
Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah
حج حسن البلقیة معز الدین والدولة (Jawi)
Hassanal Bolkiah during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2017.
|29th Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam|
|Assumed office |
5 October 1967
|Preceded by||Omar Ali Saifuddien III|
|Prime Minister of Brunei Darussalam|
|Assumed office |
1 January 1984
|Preceded by||Office Established, formerly known as Chief Minister|
|Minister of Defence and Commander in Chief of Royal Brunei Armed Forces|
|Assumed office |
7 September 1986
|Preceded by||Omar Ali Saifuddien III|
|Minister of Finance|
|Assumed office |
1 January 1984
|Preceded by||Office Established|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Assumed office |
22 October 2015
|Preceded by||Mohamed Bolkiah|
|Chancellor of University of Brunei Darussalam|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Office Established|
|Chancellor of Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Office Established|
|Chancellor of University of Technology Brunei|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Office Established|
Hassanal Bolkiah Muiz'zaddin Wad'daulah
15 July 1946
Istana Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
|Spouse(s)||Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha (m. 1965–present)|
Hajah Mariam (m. 1982–2003)
Azrinaz Mazhar (m. 2005–2010)
|Children||Princess Rashidah Bolkiah|
Princess Muta-Wakillah Bolkiah
Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
Princess Majeedah Bolkiah
Princess Hafeezah Bolkiah
Prince Abdul Malik
Prince Abdul Azim
Princess Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah
Princess Fadzillah Lubabul Bolkiah
Prince 'Abdul Mateen
Prince Abdul Wakeel
Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah
|Mother||Suri Seri Begawan (Queen Mother) Pengiran Anak Damit|
|Father||Begawan Sultan, Omar Ali Saifuddien III|
|Alma mater||Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom|
|Net worth||US$20 billion (2008)|
The Sultan was born on 15 July 1946, Istana Darussalam, in Brunei Town (now called Bandar Seri Begawan) as Pengiran Muda (Crown Prince) Hassanal Bolkiah. The Sultan received high school education at Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur, after which he attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, graduating in 1967.
He became the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam on 5 October 1967, after his father abdicated. His coronation was held on 1 August 1968, and made him the Yang di-Pertuan (Head of State) of Brunei. Like his father, he has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, of which Brunei was a protectorate until 1984.
Under Brunei's 1959 constitution, the Sultan is the head of state with full executive authority, including emergency powers since 1962. On 9 March 2006, the Sultan was reported to have amended Brunei's constitution to make himself infallible under Bruneian law. Bolkiah, as Prime Minister, is also the head of government. In addition, he holds the portfolios both of Minister of Defense and Minister of Finance. As Minister of Defense he is therefore the Supreme Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, as well as an Honorary General in the British and Indonesian armed forces and an Honorary Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy. He appointed himself as Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Royal Brunei Police Force.
Bolkiah addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Brunei Darussalam's admission to the United Nations in September 1984. In 1991, he introduced a conservative ideology to Brunei called Melayu Islam Beraja (Malay Islamic Monarchy, MIB), which presents the monarchy as the defender of the faith. He has recently favoured Brunei government democratisation and declared himself Prime Minister and President. In 2004, the Legislative Council, which had been dissolved since 1962, was reopened.
His designated successor is his eldest son, Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah.
The Sultan's official residence is the Istana Nurul Iman, with 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, and a floor area of 2,152,782 square feet (200,000 m2; 20 ha). The Istana also houses several offices of government, including that of the Office of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan, the Office of the Grand Chamberlain, as well as the offices within the Prime Minister's Department. Parts of the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Finance are also located at the palace. The Crown Prince, who is the Senior Minister, works from offices at the Istana. Hyatt Borneo Management Services and HM The Sultan's flight maintain offices there.
The University of Brunei Darussalam and Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA) were established. Technical and vocational institutions were also built, such as the Brunei Technological University (UTB), Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College, and vocational schools.
The religious Institute Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah was established. Scholarships for study in the country and abroad were provided for educational purposes.
Medicines and medical treatment are free of charge to children, policemen and members of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces in hospitals and government clinics, and subject to a small charge for others.
There is one doctor per 949 patients. The life expectancy of the people and the country's population is 74.2 years for men and 77.3 years for women.
Other facilities offered include various National Housing Plan Scheme (RPN), Land Allocation Scheme, the additional monthly pension on the elderly, subsistence allowances for widows and people with disabilities.
Hassanal Bolkiah established the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation (YSHHB).
In January 2013, the Royal College of General Practitioners created the honour of ‘Companion of the College’ to mark its 60th anniversary. The Sultan became the first recipient of this award in recognition of the work he has done to promote healthcare in Brunei and abroad. An auditorium in the College's headquarters at 30 Euston Square, London - where the Sultan was inaugurated - was also named in his honour.
Brunei Darussalam is a member of various international and regional organisations such as ASEAN, Commonwealth, the Organisation of the United Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Hassanal Bolkiah was chairman of Summit APEC Leaders in 2000 when Brunei Darussalam hosted the summit. Hassanal Bolkiah was also the chairman of ASEAN Summit in 2013 when Brunei Darussalam hosted the summit.
Hassanal Bolkiah attended various meetings of international organisations.
Hassanal Bolkiah is Head of Religion, and Islam is the official religion of the country. Mosques, prayer halls and stations were built across the country. The Sultan decreed that Islamic celebrations such as Early Years Celebration Prophet's birthday, Isra and Miraj and Nuzul Al Quran are to be celebrated on a large scale. He often attends mosques and surau throughout the country for the obligatory Friday prayers.
In 2014, Hassanal Bolkiah also advocated the adoption of Islamic sharia penalties, including that adultery is to be punished with death by stoning only when proven by the testimony of four trusted, impartial, and truthful witnesses in attendance.
Hassanal Bolkiah also banned public celebrations of Christmas in 2015, including wearing hats or clothes that resemble Santa Claus. The ban affects only local Muslims. Christians are still allowed to celebrate Christmas. According to Bruneian Bishop Cornelius Sim, on 25 December 2015, there were around estimated 4,000 out of 18,000 Bruneian Catholics, mainly Chinese and expats living in the country, attending the mass on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. While there was no absolute ban on celebrations, there was a ban affecting Christmas decorations in public places, especially shopping malls; the ban did not affect small stores or private residences including churches.
There have been national economic development plans; oil and gas remain the main source of national income. Steps are being made to establish a petrochemical industry.
In the Islamic banking sector, Brunei Islamic Trust Fund (TAIB) was established on 29 September 1991, while in 2006, the Islamic Bank of Brunei (IBB) and the Islamic Development Bank of Brunei (IDBB) consolidated into Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) with total assets of US$5 billion.
The Sultan married his first cousin and first wife, Pengiran Anak Saleha or Princess Saleha, later became the Raja Isteri or Queen. His former second wife, Aisha Mariam (the former Pengiran Isteri), was a former flight attendant for the national carrier, Royal Brunei Airlines. He divorced her in 2003, stripping her of all her royal titles. In August 2005, her place was taken by a former Malaysian TV3 presenter, Azrinaz Mazhar Hakim, who is 33 years younger than the Sultan. They divorced in 2010, and as with Aisha Mariam, the Sultan stripped her of all titles, honours, and monthly allowance. The divorce was announced on Radio Television Brunei by the Grand Chamberlain.
Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah is the current Pengiran Muda Mahkota ("Crown Prince") and the Sultan's heir, as the eldest son of the Sultan and Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha. As of 2012, Hassanal Bolkiah has five sons and seven daughters with his three wives.
|Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak (Queen Consort) Hajah Saleha (1965–present)|
|Pengiran Anak Puteri (Princess) Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah||26 July 1969||Y.A.M Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Di-Raja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji ‘Abdul Rahim bin Pengiran Indera Mahkota Pengiran Anak Dr. Kemaluddin Al-Haj||Pengiran Anak Raheemah Sanaul Bolkiah|
(b. 28 December 1997)
|Pengiran Anak Hariisah Widadul Bolqiah|
|Pengiran Anak 'Abdul Raqiib|
(b. 14 May 2002)
|Pengiran Anak 'Abdul Haseeb|
(b. 14 January 2006)
|Pengiran Anak Raqeeqah Raayatul Bolqiah |
(b. 16 December 2009)
|Pengiran Anak Puteri (Princess) Hajah Muta-Wakkilah Hayatul Bolkiah||12 October 1971|
|Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji (Crown Prince) Al-Muhtadee Billah||17 February 1974||Y.T.M Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab-Rahaman||Pengiran Muda Abdul Muntaqim|
(b. 17 March 2007)
|Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah |
(b. 2 January 2011)
|Pengiran Muda Muhammad Aiman|
(b. 7 June 2015)
|Pengiran Anak Faathimah Az-Zahraa Raihaanul Bolkiah|
(b. 1 December 2017)
|Pengiran Anak Puteri (Princess) Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah||16 March 1976||Y.A.M. Pengiran Anak Khairul Khalil bin Pengiran Syed Haji Jaafari||Pengiran Anak 'Abdul Hafeez|
(b. 18 March 2008)
|Pengiran Anak Raihaanah Hanaa-Ul Bolqiah|
(b. 6 January 2010)
|Pengiran Anak Puteri (Princess) Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah||12 March 1980||Y.A.M. Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammad Ruzaini bin Pengiran Dr. Haji Mohammad Yakub||Pengiran Anak Muhammad Za'eem|
(b. 3 August 2013)
|Pengiran Anak Muhammad 'Aamir|
(b. 13 February 2015)
|Pengiran Anak 'Abdul Hakeem|
(b.19 February 2018)
|Pengiran Muda (Prince) Abdul Malik||30 June 1983||Y.A.M Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabiatul Adawiyyah Binti Pengiran Haji Bolkiah||Y.A.M Pengiran Anak Muthee'ah Raayatul Bolqiah|
(b. 2 March 2016)
|Pengiran Anak Fathiyyah Rafaahul Bolqiah|
(b.10 March 2018)
|Hajah Mariam (1982–2003) Divorced|
|Pengiran Muda (Prince) Haji Abdul Azim||29 July 1982|
|Pengiran Anak Puteri (Princess) Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah||26 September 1984|
|Pengiran Anak Puteri (Princess) Fadzillah Lubabul Bolkiah||23 August 1985|
|Pengiran Muda (Prince) Abdul Mateen||10 August 1991|
|Azrinaz Mazhar (2005–2010) Divorced|
|Pengiran Muda (Prince) Abdul Wakeel||1 June 2006|
|Pengiran Anak Puteri (Princess) Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah||28 January 2008|
The Sultan of Brunei
|Reference style||His Majesty|
|Spoken style||Your Majesty|
|Alternative style||Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik|
In Malay the Sultan's full title is Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan dan Yang di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam.
In English the translation of the full title is His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah son of the Late Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and State Sovereign of Brunei the Peaceful Abode.
The Sultan received an honorary doctorate at the Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO), 2005. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Oxford, England, and an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He received an Honorary Doctorate from the Chulalongkorn University of Thailand. In 2003, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities and Culture from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. On 27 January 2005, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the National University of Singapore. On 14 April 2011, he was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Law by King's College London. The scroll for the honorary doctorate was presented by Lord Duoro, the chairman of the Council of King's College London. He was awarded with an honorary doctorate in philosophy and humanities on 21 April 2011 from Universitas Indonesia.
The Sultan holds an honorary commission in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom as an Air Marshal. He is also an Honorary Admiral of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, a title given to him by Queen Elizabeth II when he took the salute at the passing out parade of the 2001 summer term at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, the Royal Navy's officer-training school in the United Kingdom. He has an English residence at Binfield Manor in Berkshire.
In April 2008, he was made an honorary member of the Indonesian Satgas Atbara Special Operations Unit. He holds the rank of Honorary Colonel Commmandant of Pakistan's Special Service Group (SSG), awarded to him during his visit to the Pakistan Army's SSG headquarters at Cherat with effect from 3 Apr 2005. He possesses red beret and paratrooper wings of the Black Hawk paratroopers, presented to him by the Indian Army during his state visit to India.
In 1997 Shannon Marketic sued Jefri Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei, claiming that she and other women were hired for promotional work but instead held as a "virtual prisoner", drugged and sexually abused. The Sultan denied the claims. Marketic's lawsuit named Miss USA 1997 Brandi Sherwood as also being a victim, however Sherwood declined to file her own lawsuit. After 18 months of litigation, a judge dismissed the suit on the grounds that the Sultan had sovereign immunity as head of state.
He had open disagreements with his brother, Jefri Bolkiah, who owned a network of companies and investment vehicles under the name "Amedeo" run by his son, Prince Hakim, which was used to buy the luxury goods company Asprey and build an amusement park and other projects in Brunei. In July 1998 the Amedeo group collapsed under US$10 billion in debt. Between 1983 and mid-1998 some US$40 billion of what were called "special transfers" were made from the accounts of the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA). An independent investigation was undertaken into the circumstances of these special transfers, concluding that in round figures, US$14.8 billion were paid to the accounts of Prince Jefri apart from the US$8 billion to accounts of the Sultan and US$3.8 billion for Government purposes. The destination, purpose and recipients of the remaining transfers were not established. Due to the secretive nature of the state and the blurred lines as to where the royal family's finances and the state finances began and ended, establishing the true course of events is very difficult.
Prince Jefri was accused of misappropriating state funds to pay for his own personal investments, bought through BIA and Amedeo companies and removed from his position as head of BIA. In February 2000 the Bruneian government attempted to obtain a freezing order on Prince Jefri's overseas assets, which led to him countersuing in New York. Following protracted negotiations a settlement agreement was signed by the Prince in May 2000, the terms of which were never made public. However, Prince Jefri claimed assurances were made to him by the Sultan with regards to keeping certain properties to maintain his lifestyle, which BIA denied. In accordance with the settlement agreement signed in 2000, the prince began to return his assets to the state, including more than 500 properties, both in Brunei and abroad, about 2500 cars, 100 paintings, five boats, and nine aircraft. In 2001 ten thousand lots of Prince Jefri's possessions went to auction.
However, the BIA alleged that the Prince failed to uphold the agreement by failing to disclose all his accounts, and allowing money to be taken from frozen accounts, and restarted legal proceedings to gain full control of the Prince's assets. After a number of appeals, this finally reached the Privy Council in London, which can serve as Brunei's highest court of appeal as a result of Brunei's former protectorate status. The Privy Council rejected Prince Jefri's evidence, describing his contention that the agreement allowed for him to retain a number of properties as "simply incredible", and ruled in favour of the Government of Brunei and the BIA; consequently the Prince's appeal was dismissed and he was ordered to return the rest of his assets to Brunei. The decision of the Privy Council did not end the litigation between Prince Jefri and the BIA. The BIA re-opened proceedings in Malaysia and the Cayman Islands, resulting in the BIA gaining control over the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles and The New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan.
The BIA also re-opened collateral litigation in the High Court of England and Wales. After winning before the Privy Council, the BIA asked the court to determine whether Prince Jefri should be held in contempt of court for allegedly making misstatements in his listing of assets. The contempt proceeding was scheduled for a hearing in June 2008, but the Prince did not attend, instead going to Paris. Judge Peter Smith did not rule on whether Prince Jefri was in contempt, but did issue a warrant for his arrest. As of November 2010, the warrant still appears to be in place, meaning the Prince will be arrested if he enters the UK.
As of October 2009, Prince Jefri appears to have been allowed back to Brunei. He is not back in any official government role but retains all his royal titles and decorations and remains in the royal protocol order. He is seen at major national functions like the national teachers day celebrations, the Sultan's birthday and at the National Day Celebrations. His most recent appearance was at The Legco (Legislative Council) opening ceremony in March 2012.
The Sultan is passionate about cars. The royal family always maintains a collection of over 100 cars and the palace has the underground garage to accommodate them. Apart from this he once owned one of the largest private car collections in the world with about 2500 cars which his brother Jefri Bolkiah bought for himself, the Sultan and other members of the royal family to entertain their car passion. The car collection and Prince Jefri's other indulgences cost billions of US dollars, and ultimately landed him in trouble and the royal family in financial crisis. The car collection was left abandoned; most of the non-garaged cars were beyond saving, the rest were auctioned.
The Sultan's involvement in sports includes playing polo, golf, and badminton. He also enjoys race car driving, piloting helicopters, and aircraft. On international trips, he pilots his own Boeing 747-8. He is also very fond of gold and has a Rolls-Royce coated with 24k gold.
He often enjoys fine cigars, and has a notable favourite, the Gurkha Centurian, that was commissioned specifically for him.
The Sultan is the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Minister of Finance, Head of Islam (Caliph), Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Head of Customs, Supreme Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and the Inspector General of the Royal Brunei Police Force.
He has been awarded:
N.B. * decoration founded by the sultan on 1 August 1968 ; ** = decoration founded by the sultan on 15 August 1982
Sarawak: DUBS of Sarawak (9 March 1989)
Hassanal BolkiahBorn: 15 July 1946
| Crown Prince of Brunei
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The 1999 Southeast Asian Games (Malay: Sukan Asia Tenggara 1999), officially known as the 20th Southeast Asian Games, was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. This was the first time Brunei hosted the Southeast Asian Games and also in Borneo island.The games is the last Southeast Asian Games in the 20th century and also the last in the 2nd Millennium. Around 2365 athletes from 10 participating nations participated at the games, which featured 233 events in 21 sports. Brunei is the seventh country to host the Southeast Asian Games after Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. The games was held from 7 to 15 August 1999, although several events had commenced from 30 July 1999. The games was opened by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah at the National Sports Complex named after him, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium.
The final medal tally was led by Thailand, followed by Malaysia and Indonesia with host Brunei in seventh place. Several Games and National Records were broken during the games. The games were deemed generally successful with the rising standard of competition amongst the Southeast Asian nations.2002 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
The 2002 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy is the first edition of the invitational tournament hosted by Brunei. The tournament take place in Brunei from 16–26 August 2002. Ten teams from the ASEAN Football Federation participate in the tournament for under the age of 22.
Indonesia emerged as the champion after beating Thailand by 2–0 in the final, while both Myanmar and Malaysia shared the third place.2005 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
The 2005 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy is the second edition of the invitational tournament hosted by Brunei. The tournament take place in Brunei from 12–25 March 2005. Nine teams from the ASEAN Football Federation participate in the tournament for under the age of 22.
Thailand emerged as the champion after beating Myanmar by 3–0 in the final, while both Vietnam and Laos shared the third place.2007 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
The 2007 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy is the third edition of the invitational tournament hosted by Brunei. The tournament take place in Brunei from 3–12 March 2007. Eight teams from the ASEAN Football Federation participate in the tournament for under the age of 22.
Thailand emerged as the champion after beating Myanmar by 5–4 in the final penalty shoot-out, while both Cambodia and Malaysia shared the third place.2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
The 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy was the fourth edition of the invitational tournament hosted by Brunei. The tournament took place in Brunei between 25 February and 5 March 2012. The competition is for players under the age of 22 and is being held only for the fourth time after 2002, 2005 and 2007. The tournament was not held in 2009 following the suspension imposed on the Brunei Amateur Football Association (BAFA) by FIFA. The organisers of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2012 have offered US$15,500 as reward for the champions. Originally, all ASEAN teams were supposed to participate at Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2012 (HBT 2012). However, Thailand eventually withdrew before any match were played.Brunei emerged as the champion after beating Indonesia by 2–0 in the final, while both Myanmar and Vietnam shared the third place.2014 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
The 2014 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy was the fifth edition of the invitational tournament hosted by Brunei. The tournament take place in Brunei from 9–23 August 2014. Eleven teams from the Asean Football Federation participate in the tournament for under the age of 22. The draw took place on 12 July 2014 at the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) House. The teams are divided into two groups. Host country, Brunei, were given a chance to choose which group they wished to be drawn in. Brunei chose to be drawn in group B. Indonesia was to confirm its participation in the tournament but was not included in the initial draw. Indonesia's participation was later confirmed by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam on 20 July and a second draw was held on 22 July to include Indonesia. Indonesia send its U19 team.Myanmar emerged as the champion after beating Vietnam by 4–3 in the final, while both Malaysia and Thailand shared the third place.2018 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
The 2018 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy is the sixth edition of the invitational tournament hosted by Brunei, taking place from 23 April to 5 May. A total of 7 teams of the under-22 age group from the Southeast Asian region will be competing for the trophy along with a cash prize of B$20,000 (US$15,200) for the winners, B$10,000 (US$7,600) for the runner-up and B$5,000 (US$3,800) for joint third-place.Teams were divided into two groups, with the host nation able to choose which group to be placed in. The draw took place on 21 March with Brunei electing to choose Group A. Indonesia could not join due to the 2018 PSSI Anniversary Cup, while Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam are not participating due to tight football league schedules in their countries.
Timor-Leste emerged as the champion after beating Cambodia by 1–0 in the final, while both Myanmar and Singapore shared the third place.Brunei national under-21 football team
Brunei national under-21 football team is the under-21 football team of Brunei. The team participates in the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy.Cambodia national under-21 football team
Cambodia national under-21 football team is the national under-20 football team that representing Cambodia at the AFF U-18 Youth Championship and Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy. It is controlled by the Football Federation of Cambodia.Hassanal Bolkiah Boys' Arabic Secondary School
Hassanal Bolkiah Boys' Arabic Secondary School (Malay: Sekolah Menengah Arab Laki-Laki Hassanal Bolkiah, abbreviated as SMALHB; Arabic: مدرسة حسن البلقية العربية الثانوية للبنين) is a government Arabic religious school located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei. It is the only institution providing the equivalent of sixth form in the Islamic religious education in the country.Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium
Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. It is currently used mostly for association football matches. The stadium holds 28,000 and was opened in 1984. It was named after Bruneian Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
The Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy for ASEAN Youth Football Championship, is the football tournament for youth players in Southeast Asia. It was opened to football players from ASEAN member states under the age of 21 years to participate in this.
The tournament is organised by National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam in collaboration with ASEAN Football Federation. Brunei Darussalam always host for the tournament. The tournament was first launched in 2002.Indonesia national under-21 football team
Indonesia national under-21 football team (also known as Merah Putih (Red and White) or Indonesia U-21) represents Indonesia in international football competitions.Line of succession to the Bruneian throne
Succession to the throne of Brunei is amongst the legitimate male descendants of Sultan Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin. The sons of royal wives take precedence over the sons of commoners.List of honours of the Bruneian royal family by country
This article serves as an index - as complete as possible - of all the honorific orders or similar decorations received by the Bruneian Royal Family, classified by continent, awarding country and recipient.Myanmar national under-20 football team
Myanmar national under-20 football team is the under-20 football team of Myanmar. It was known as the Burma national youth football team before 1989. During a ten-year span between 1961 and 1970, Burma thoroughly dominated the U-19/U-20 Asian Cup, reaching the finals eight times and winning the tournament seven times.
The team participated in 2014 AFC U-19 Championship and qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup after reaching the semi-finals stage. This will be the debut appearance of the team in the World Cup competition.Pingat Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan
The Pingat Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan (Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Medal) is an honorary medal of Brunei. The award is subdivided into two classes: the first class Darjah Pertama and the second class Darjah Kedua.Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque
The Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Cotabato, is situated in Cotabato City and is the largest mosque in the Philippines. The mosque is located in Barangay Kalanganan II in Cotabato City, and was funded by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei at a reported cost of US$48 million. It is also the second largest mosque in Southeast Asia after the Istiqlal Mosque of Indonesia.The Sultan Of Brunei, funded the construction of this mosque with his own personal money to help the emerging Muslim population in the Southern Philippines.
Designed by architect Felino Palafox.
|Ancestors of Hassanal Bolkiah|
by order and date of accession
Current members of the Cabinet of Brunei
Philippine Legion of Honor recipients
(Marangal na Komandante)
(Marangal na Pinuno)