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Hari Raya Aidilfitri tomorrow, 14th May 2021

BY Lyna Mohamad, Hakim Hayat & Aziz Idris

Brunei Darussalam will celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri tomorrow as the hilal or new moon of Syawal 1442 Hijrah was not sighted at vantage points set up on Wednesday evening.

The announcement was made last night with the consent of His Majesty 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, following reports from officials, and was broadcast on Radio Television Brunei (RTB).

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Nearly 4,000 vaccinated in opt-in programme (2021)

BY James Kon

Since the start of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine opt-in programme, 3,882 individuals have received the vaccine voluntarily.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), 1,074 individuals received the vaccine on Wednesday. Some 652 individuals received the vaccine in Brunei-Muara District, 203 in Belait District, 155 in Tutong District and 64 in Temburong District.

Read more: Nearly 4,000 vaccinated in opt-in programme (2021)


Eight Bruneians in India repatriated with Malaysia’s help (2021)

BY Azlan Othman

Eight Bruneians in New Delhi were repatriated along with 117 Malaysians, six dependents, and one permanent resident of Malaysia, the Foreign Ministry of Malaysia said on Wednesday.

The flight arrived at the Air Emergency Unit of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) with 132 people onboard at 1am on Wednesday.

Read more: Eight Bruneians in India repatriated with Malaysia’s help (2021)


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