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Appreciation dinner for APT and BICTA committee members
04/10/2014
An Appreciation Dinner event was held this evening for all committee members involved in the preparations for the Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) 2014 Gala Dinner held on the 10th of September 2014 at the International Convention Centre, Berakas and the Asia Pacific ICT Ministers’ Meeting convened on the 10th of September 2014 for two days at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall, Empire Hotel and Country Club, Jerudong. The event was held at the Tarindak d’Polo Restaurant, Royal Polo and Riding Club, Jerudong.
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Present as the Guest of Honour at the event was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, Minister of Communications, accompanied by Yang Mulia Datin. Also present was Yang Mulia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications; Yang Mulia Awg Mohd Riza bin Haji Yunos, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications; Hj Yahkup bin Hj Menudin, Chief Executive of AITI, Authority members, CEO of TelBru and CEO of DST, Directors as well as senior officers from the Ministry of Communications. The committee consisted of representatives from the Ministry of Communications, AITI, ICT industry players and other government agencies who contributed to the success of the meeting.
 
The event began with a ‘Doa Kesyukuran’ read by Sheikh Abd Hamdani Bin Dato Paduka Sheikh Haji Abdul Gani, followed with a speech by Yang Mulia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications in his capacity as Chairman of the APT Meeting Steering Committee.  The Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, the Minister of Communications as Guest of Honour then presented Appreciation Letters to all committee members present.
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Brunei Darussalam hosted the Asia- Pacific ICT Ministerial Meeting (APTMM) last month  from 8 – 11 September 2014 at The Empire Hotel and Country Club to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the APT. During the same week on the 10th of September 2014, the Ministry of Communications also hosted the Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) 2014 Gala Dinner which was graciously attended by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office as the Guest of Honour.