Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muiz’zaddin Wad’daulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji (Sir) Omar’Ali Saifuddin Sa’adul Khairi Wad’din, Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam
(Ampun beribu ampun, sembah hamba Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik junjung diampun)
I mentioned earlier about the presence of DJ Leon during our BBQ last Friday. DJ Leon is in-fact a ‘web designer’ turned businessman. I asked him to come to discuss about creating a blog for ous SSS on-line tuition. That night, he simply told me to ceate one through my WordPress – by adding new page for each section. I did only about an hour ago. I never realise that it was so simple… Jan Shim as always, is ever-ready to give me a hand. Thank you very much to both of you… I owe this one to you both…
This On-line Tuition is targeted to help those daring Bruneians who are currently venturing in other countries to work & gain experience. I remembered well during middle of 1980’s (I was with Brunei Shell then) a big number of my collegues resigned and migrated because of the introduction of a new one-sided policy right after our independence. Ironically, our independence was not enjoyed by all. The ‘borned in Brunei’ PR’s were considered as aliens – the ‘stateless’ who doesn’t have any rights at all in this so called Abode of Peace which was said to be upholding the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) ideology to some claimed has been in practiced since 1400’s.
Rightfully so, I was in the circle of the so called alien who used to be greeted with a kind of funny smiles every time one sees my RED ic…
In my two cents opinion, it is now important for our government to consider changing some rule in regards to those people who are still trying their best to make ends meet abroad, to invite them back to help us diversify our economy with their expertise. With that one-sided policy in 1980’s, we are in-fact indirectly forcing them to packed-up and leave. In order to diversify our economy, we should never neglect the importance of protecting our human resources. Every country needs its very own people to develop their country. Nobody else…
Maybe it is time for us to call them back. And maybe, the government will have to consider testing their ‘rusty’ knowledge of Malay in a much more ‘friendly’ manner. After all, they rightfully are Bruneians, by birth.
Future comments in this blog will be administered. Please come with real questions. I am here to help you in my ‘tiny’ might.
Sheikh Mansor bin Sheikh Mohammad