Prime Minister of the
Nation of Brunei
Perdana Menteri Negara Brunei Darussalam
His Majesty's Coat of Arms
Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan
Incumbent
Hassanal Bolkiah
since 1 January 1984
Legislative Council of Brunei
StyleHis Majesty
SeatPrime Minister's Office, Jln. Perdana Menteri, Bandar Seri Begawan
AppointerHassanal Bolkiah
as Sultan of Brunei
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
No term limit
Formation29 September 1959; 64 years ago (1959-09-29)
as Chief Minister of British Protectorate State of Brunei
1 January 1984; 40 years ago (1984-01-01)
as Prime Minister
First holderIbrahim Mohammad Jahfar
as Chief Minister of the State of Brunei
Hassanal Bolkiah
as Prime Minister
DeputySenior Minister-Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
SalaryAt His Majesty's Pleasure
Websitehttp://www.pmo.gov.bn

The prime minister of Brunei (Malay: Perdana Menteri Negara Brunei Darussalam) is the head of government of Brunei. Concurrently, the title is held by the sultan of Brunei, who as sultan 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. The office replaced the chief minister (Menteri Besar) of Brunei or the chief minister of Brunei.

List

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term of office Ref
Took office Left office Time in office
Chief Minister
1
Ibrahim Mohammad Jahfar
(1902–1971)
29 September 1959 1 August 1961 1 year, 306 days [2]
2
Marsal Maun
(1913–2000)
1 September 1962 4 November 1968 6 years, 64 days [3][4]
3
Yusuf Abdul Rahim
(1923–2016)
4 November 1968 1972 4 years [5][6]
4
Abdul Momin Ismail
(1927–2008)
15 July 1972 31 August 1981 9 years, 47 days [7][8]
Abdul Aziz Umar
(born 1936)
Acting
1 September 1981 31 December 1983 2 years, 121 days [9]
Prime Minister
1 Hassanal Bolkiah
(born 1946)
1 January 1984 Incumbent 40 years, 125 days [10]

Rank by time in office

Rank President/Sultan Time in office
1 Hassanal Bolkiah (Incumbent) 40 years, 125 days
2 Abdul Momin Ismail 9 years, 47 days
5 Marsal Maun 6 years, 64 days
3 Yusuf Abdul Rahim 4 years
4 Ibrahim Mohammad Jahfar 1 year, 306 days

Prime Minister's Office

Main article: Prime Minister's Office (Brunei)

The Prime Minister's Office of Brunei is located near the Edinburgh Palace (Istana Edinburgh) in Airport Lama, Berakas northeast of Bandar Seri Begawan.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ [1], Official Website of The Prime Minister's Office of Brunei Darussalam
  2. ^ "History of Brunei Constitution 1959 » Borneo Bulletin Online". History of Brunei Constitution 1959. 2019-05-20. Retrieved 2023-01-21.
  3. ^ Sidhu, Jatswan S. (2009-12-22). Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam. Scarecrow Press. p. 142. ISBN 978-0-8108-7078-9.
  4. ^ Hussainmiya, B. A. (2000). ""Manufacturing Consensus": The Role of the State Council in Brunei Darussalam". Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 31 (2): 321–350. doi:10.1017/S0022463400017586. ISSN 1474-0680.
  5. ^ "Jabatan Majlis-Majlis Mesyuarat - Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Setia Negara Pengiran Haji Mohd. Yusuf bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahim". www.majlis-mesyuarat.gov.bn. Retrieved 2023-01-21.
  6. ^ Sidhu, Jatswan S. (2009-12-22). Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam. Scarecrow Press. p. 247. ISBN 978-0-8108-7078-9.
  7. ^ "Lantekan M.B. dan S.U.K. Di-Tetapkan Mulai 1hb Julai 1974" (PDF). Pelita Brunei. 22 January 1975. p. 1.
  8. ^ Brunei (1978). Brunei. behalf of the Information Section, Department of State Secretariat, Brunei. p. 155.
  9. ^ "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Seameo. 2014. p. 1.
  10. ^ "Prime Minister's Office - Prime-Minister". www.pmo.gov.bn. Retrieved 2023-01-21.
  11. ^ "GOV.BN Portal - PMO". www.gov.bn. Retrieved 2023-01-21.