Prime Minister of Brunei

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Prime Minister of the
Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace
Perdana Menteri
Negara Brunei Darussalam
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Prime Minister-Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

since 1 January 1984
The Prime Minister's Office
Style His Majesty
Residence Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Appointer Sultan of Brunei
by nomination
Term length At His Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Hassanal Bolkiah
post created
Formation 1 January 1984
Deputy Senior Minister (Deputy Sultan)
Salary No salary
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The Prime Minister of Brunei (Malay: Perdana Menteri Negara Brunei Darussalam) is the head of government of Brunei. The title is held by the Sultan of Brunei, who is also the head of state of the country.[1] As the Prime Minister, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan is the head of both the ministerial cabinet and the Legislative Council of Brunei.

The office was created as soon as Brunei declared independence from British Empire in 1984 to replace the Menteri Besar of Brunei or the Chief Minister of Brunei.


Picture Took office Left office Days
1 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
سلطان حسن البلقية
1 January 1984 Incumbent 12231

Rank by time in office[edit]

Rank President/Sultan Time in office
1 Hassanal Bolkiah (Incumbent) 33 years, 177 days

Official office and residence[edit]

The Prime Minister's Office of Brunei is located near the Istana Edinburgh (Edinburgh Palace of Brunei) in Airport Lama, Berakas northeast of Bandar Seri Begawan.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1], Official Website of The Prime Minister's Office of Brunei Darussalam