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    Brunei Government - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/brunei/brunei_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Negara Brunei Darussalam
      conventional short form: Brunei

      Government type:
      constitutional sultanate

      Capital:
      Bandar Seri Begawan

      Administrative divisions:
      4 districts (daerah-daerah, singular - daerah); Belait, Brunei and Muara, Temburong, Tutong

      Independence:
      1 January 1984 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      National Day, 23 February (1984); note - 1 January 1984 was the date of independence from the UK, 23 February 1984 was the date of independence from British protection

      Constitution:
      29 September 1959 (some provisions suspended under a State of Emergency since December 1962, others since independence on 1 January 1984)

      Legal system:
      based on English common law; for Muslims, Islamic Shari'a law supersedes civil law in a number of areas

      Suffrage:
      none

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Sultan and Prime Minister Sir HASSANAL Bolkiah (since 5 October 1967); note - the monarch is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: Sultan and Prime Minister Sir HASSANAL Bolkiah (since 5 October 1967); note - the monarch is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Council of Cabinet Ministers appointed and presided over by the monarch; deals with executive matters; note - there is also a Religious Council (members appointed by the monarch) that advises on religious matters, a Privy Council (members appointed by the monarch) that deals with constitutional matters, and the Council of Succession (members appointed by the monarch) that determines the succession to the throne if the need arises
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary

      Legislative branch:
      Legislative Council met on 25 September 2004 for first time in 20 years with 21 members appointed by the Sultan; passed constitutional amendments calling for a 45-seat council with 15 elected members; Sultan dissolved council on 1 September 2005 and appointed a new council with 29 members as of 2 September 2005
      elections: last held in March 1962 (date of next election NA)

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court - chief justice and judges are sworn in by monarch for three-year terms; Judicial Committee of Privy Council in London is final court of appeal for civil cases; Shariah courts deal with Islamic laws (2006)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Brunei Solidarity National Party (PPKB) [Haji Mohd HATTA bin Haji Zainal Abidin]; National Development Party (NDP) [YASSIN Affendi]; People's Awareness Party (PAKAR) [Awang Haji MAIDIN bin Haji Ahmad]
      note: parties are small and have limited activity (2005)

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      APEC, APT, ARF, ASEAN, C, EAS, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDB, IFRCS, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO (correspondent), ITU, NAM, OIC, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Pengiran Anak Dato PUTEH
      chancery: 3520 International Court NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 237-1838
      FAX: [1] (202) 885-0560

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Emil SKODON
      embassy: Third Floor, Teck Guan Plaza, Jalan Sultan, Bandar Seri Begawan, BS8811
      mailing address: PSC 470 (BSB), FPO AP 96507
      telephone: [673] (2) 220-384
      FAX: [673] (2) 225-293

      Flag description:
      yellow with two diagonal bands of white (top, almost double width) and black starting from the upper hoist side; the national emblem in red is superimposed at the center; the emblem includes a swallow-tailed flag on top of a winged column within an upturned crescent above a scroll and flanked by two upraised hands


      NOTE: The information regarding Brunei on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brunei Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brunei Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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