CUSTODIAN OF A LEGACY

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His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu‘izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam placing youths at the centre of Brunei’s vision.

Words JACQUELINE WM WONG
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The Brunei Vision 2035 is the country’s aspiration to ensure that Brunei Darussalam not only possesses educated, highly skilled and accomplished people; but also has a high quality of life and a dynamic and sustainable economy.

In 2007, His Majesty highlighted the challenges Brunei will face and announced that the solution to overcome these challenges is through the national vision – Brunei Vision 2035. The Brunei Vision 2035 also represents His Majesty’s Government’s commitment on the priorities and development needed for its youth.

His Majesty has always believed that the youth are a vital resource for the country’s future development. In His Majesty’s titah in conjunction with the 35th National Day Celebration the monarch said, “Youth have shown achievements in entrepreneurship, economic and social fields … at the same time, government agencies must not lag behind providing infrastructure and supporting the youth, especially guiding those involved in entrepreneurship.”

A monarch who deeply cares for his subjects, His Majesty continues to underline the central role to be played by youths in the progress of Brunei’s tomorrow. The Brunei Vision 2035 stressed the need to have an educated, highly skilled and accomplished people to provide market-ready talents as Brunei meets the requirements of its changing economy.

His Majesty’s compassion and commitment to improving the lives of young people is reflected in many of the monarch’s titahs. In Sydney last year, His Majesty again urged all students to use the opportunity provided by the government, not only for higher education but also to strengthen their values and self-identity. His Majesty also expressed hope for the young generation to be bolder in facing challenges, saying: “They need to come forward, give ideas and make efforts towards national development.”

In a country with a considerably young population, His Majesty has put a lot of emphasis on the youth-focused policies since announcing Brunei Vision 2035 to help young people lead the Sultanate to a better future. His Majesty has pioneered efforts by holding consultations to open up the economy to the world and encourage foreign direct investment (FDI) to the country, and encourage local entrepreneurs to grab business opportunities and expand their operations overseas. His Majesty also highlighted on the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and Bruneians’ readiness in facing it.

His Majesty’s continuous dialogue with the youths has resulted in a better learning environment. In a titah delivered during a meet-and-greet ceremony with Brunei citizens and residents in Malaysia on 5 March, 2019, His Majesty said that a total of
67 students under the Educational Loan Assistance has graduated from higher institutions in Malaysia. His Majesty advised all students to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills, in addition to gaining knowledge through experience and books as well as by emulating successful people.

The opening of a 500-hectare commercial rice field in Belait district last December 2018, for example, is a manifestation of His Majesty’s vision to invest in the youth towards agriculture. “Agriculture is a field that determines our survival as an independent nation. That is why there should not be any more excuses in developing the agriculture sector. Anyone can venture into farming,” said His Majesty in his titah at the Opening Ceremony of the Knowledge Convention last year.

His Majesty has always regarded the youths as the nation’s true asset. As the monarch continues to instruct the government and the various agencies to devise an integrated strategy to harness the potential of young people to accelerate development, His Majesty is also steering the nation towards further economic prosperity.

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