ASEAN appoints Brunei diplomat as envoy to Myanmar

Asia Pacific Aug 4, 2021

ASEAN appoints Brunei diplomat as envoy to Myanmar

by Tom Allard

Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have appointed Brunei's second minister for foreign affairs, Erywan Yusof, as special envoy to Myanmar, the group said on Wednesday. Erywan has been tasked with ending violence in Myanmar and opening dialogue between the military rulers ...

Japan to begin talks with Taiwan and Brunei on easing travel curbs

National Jul 2, 2020

Japan to begin talks with Taiwan and Brunei on easing travel curbs

Japan could begin talks with Taiwan and Brunei as early as this month on easing coronavirus-induced travel restrictions, diplomatic sources said Wednesday. China and South Korea are also under consideration, though concerns remain over letting in a large number of foreign travelers due to Japan's ...

National Apr 13, 2016

Bruneian who survived Hiroshima bombing dies

A Bruneian survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima died Monday at his home in Brunei, his son said Wednesday. He was 92. Mohammed Yusuf Abdul Rahim died in his sleep, his son Yura Kesteria, a businessman, said. Rahim was the first Bruneian to be ...

Abe seals agreement with Brunei to strengthen energy cooperation

Business Oct 9, 2013

Abe seals agreement with Brunei to strengthen energy cooperation

Visiting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei agreed Wednesday to strengthen energy cooperation between their two countries, including exports of liquefied natural gas to Japan and the development of renewable energy, Japanese officials said. With Brunei seeking to wean itself from ...

Business Aug 30, 2013

Brunei TPP round ends in 'success'

Twelve Pacific Rim countries wrapped up the 19th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Brunei on Friday, saying they made progress on tariffs and other key issues while agreeing to hold more working-level talks in the coming weeks. During the nine-day round since Aug. ...