The Brunei Times

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The Brunei Times is an independent English-language daily compact broadsheet newspaper published in Brunei Darussalam. It is owned by Brunei Times PLC.

On July 1, 2010, The Brunei Times changed its format to compact size to coincide with its 4th anniversary of the newspaper, in which the newspaper has 48 pages.

History[edit]

The paper was introduced at a soft launch on July 1, 2006 at The Mall, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam, and carried the motto "Fresh Ideas, New Option, Global Vision". It was offered on a complimentary basis until July 16, 2006.

The year 2007 marked many significant achievements by The Brunei Times. March 28, 2007 saw The Brunei Times going to print in their new printing plant in Junjungan, Brunei, moving away from its broadsheet format to a compact broadsheet.

April 2007 saw The Brunei Times working closely with the Ministry of Communication on the United Nations First Global Road Safety Week Seminar that was held in the International Convention Centre in Berakas, Brunei.

In May 2007 The Brunei Times was nominated to be the Official Media for BRIDEX organised by the Ministry of Defence that was held at the International Convention Centre from May 31 to June 2, 2007.

July 2007 saw the two major milestones achieved by The Brunei Times. The first milestone was The Brunei Times '​ one year anniversary and the launch of The Brunei Times Newspaper in Education Programme (BT-NIE). July 1 saw The Brunei Times change its masthead to reflect its new corporate image and the paper itself went through a redesign to respond to market forces and changes, adding 4 pages to its content to cater to increasing demand for more local home news.

The second milestone saw the launching of the BTNIE Programme. Working with two corporate sponsors in the country, 400 copies of The Brunei Times are now sent daily to 31 secondary schools across Brunei Darussalam. This figure is expected to rise as more and more schools both private and government respond to the BTNIE Programme.

Contents[edit]

The Brunei Times focuses on news analysis, features, commentaries and op-ed articles on local and foreign happenings. Business and finance also form its mainstay.

On weekdays, the newspaper is published in two sections of twenty-four (24) pages each. Prior to July 2010, there were 12 pages in each section.

The Brunei Times staff comprises experienced and dedicated editors from Brunei as well as abroad working alongside local reporters.

Current Reporters[edit]

Home Desk[edit]

  • Fitri Shahminan
  • Hana Roslan
  • Izam Said Yaa'kub
  • Jin Koo
  • Quratul-Ain Bandial
  • Rachel Thien
  • Rasidah HAB
  • Syed Rory Malai Hassan
  • Syazwan Sadikin
  • Ubaidillah Masli

Business Desk[edit]

  • Al-Haadi Abu Bakar
  • Debbie Too
  • Goh De No
  • Ying Chia

Sports Desk[edit]

  • Amir Amin
  • Jason Thomas
  • Yee Chun Leong

Features Desk[edit]

  • Jessica Tiah
  • Nasroul Hizam

Advertising and Promotions Desk[edit]

  • Anwar Rosly
  • Zatty Joanda
  • Adib Noor

Television broadcasting[edit]

Free-to-air[edit]

The Brunei Times is a Brunei national free-to-air terrestrial television channel such: Radio Televisyen Brunei (Channel 5, Channel 8, Brunei English Television and Brunei International Television).

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