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DEFENCE BUDGET 2018/2019 PRESENTED DURING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL 2018

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Saturday, 10 March 2018 – Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Minister of Defence II presented on the defence budget during today’s morning session of the 14th Legislative Council.

The defence budget for the Ministry of Defence that was approved for the financial year of 2018/2019 is B$492,754,700.00, an increase of 12.9% from the previous financial year. 

The Minister of Defence II reaffirmed defence as one of the fundamental stalwarts in protecting the nation’s sovereignty, security and stability that subsequently enables a more effective pursuit of other significant national agendas of sustainable development and prosperity, as encapsulated under the nation’s vision of Wawasan 2035.

In summary, the Minister of Defence II outlined several key points in his delivery:

•   The proposal of the defence budget for the fiscal year of 2018/2019;

•   The important role that defence has in contributing to the nation's strategic security and development towards the holistic achievement of Wawasan 2035;

•    Key result areas for the role of defence which consist of:
       o  Protection of territorial integrity,
       o  High level of preparedness and readiness;
       o  Support towards "whole of nation" approach;
       o  Effective defence diplomacy;
       o  Military involvement in international missions;
       o  High standard of human resource capacity; and
       o  Respected and credible image for the defence organisation.

•  The important role that defence has in contributing to the nation's strategic security and development towards the holistic achievement of Wawasan 2035;

The speech transcript can be found here.



BELANJAWAN PERTAHANAN 2018/2019 DIBENTANGKAN SEMASA MAJLIS MESYUARAT NEGARA TAHUN 2018

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sabtu, 10 Mac 2018 - Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Mejar Jeneral (Bersara) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Menteri Pertahanan II telah membentangkan belanjawan pertahanan semasa sesi pagi permesyuaratan Majlis Mesyuarat Negara kali ke-14 hari ini.

Anggaran belanjawan bagi Kementerian Pertahanan telah diperuntukkan pada tahun kewangan 2018/2019 ialah $492,754,700.00, yang merupakan peningkatan sebanyak 12.9 peratus daripada peruntukan yang telah diluluskan pada tahun kewangan yang lalu. 

Menteri Pertahanan II mengesahkan bahawa pertahanan sebagai salah satu asas yang kukuh dalam melindungi kedaulatan, keselamatan dan kestabilan negara yang kemudiannya membolehkan usaha yang lebih berkesan untuk mencapai agenda pembangunan dan kemakmuran negara, seperti yang dijelaskan di bawah visi negara Wawasan 2035.

Secara ringkasnya, Menteri Pertahanan II menggariskan beberapa perkara penting dalam penyampaian beliau:

•    Cadangan peruntukan untuk Kementerian Pertahanan bagi Tahun Kewangan 2018/2019;

•    Kepentingan peranan pertahanan kepada strategi keselamatan dan kemajuan negara, ke arah pencapaian Wawasan Brunei 2035;

•    Key results areas bagi peranan pertahanan adalah seperti berikut:  

       o  Integriti Wilayah yang kukuh; 
       o  Tahap keupayaan tempur dan kesiagaan yang tinggi;
       o  Mendokong pendekatan "Whole-of-Nation";
       o  Diplomasi pertahanan yang efektik; 
       o  Penglibatan ketenteraan dalam misi-misi antarabangsa;
       o  Sumber tenaga manusia yang berkualiti tinggi; dan
       o  Imej pertahanan yang berwibawa dan kredibel.

•    Kepentingan aspek pengurusan strategi ke arah pencapaian outcomes strategik Kementerian Pertahanan.

Butiran mukadimah Menteri Pertahanan II boleh didapati di sini.

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