Local man arrested following scuffle incident

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The Strike Promotions’ first ever hybrid K1 and Boxing event was a huge success on the first day until the incident happened in the evening on 10th November 2018 at The Airport Mall
 

STATEMENT FROM STRIKE PROMOTIONS. As we and most people have probably seen videos that were showing an altercation during Strike Battle of Pride Event. An individual came into the airport mall and instigated and assaulted someone while the competition was still ongoing. A struggle ensued and the participants and gym owners intervened by trying to separate them, Nurhidayat and some of the Khalifa MMA members who appeared in one of the viralized video acted bravely to attempted to hold back the individual. The altercation ended swiftly and the event proceeded smoothly with the participants and crowd enjoying the rest of the evening with fun filled action pack bouts.

Unfortunately due to this incident we have been told to cancel Sunday day 2 events and the finals bouts. It is with great regret and disapointment that the hard work and efforts of all the participants who have been training for months and months, organising committee and crew members who have been planning and working towards this from early this year and the foreign participants who came all the way to Brunei to participate cannot do so. The altercation was very minor and ended swiftly but it was enough to go viral and it was blown out of proportion to the point we are not allowed to continue the event.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank every participating teams and players who took part in the tournament and the organizer have decided to refund all the main event ticket sold, please contact info@strike-promotions.com to claim your refund.

We are deeply affected by the outcome from last night’s incident as it has tarnished the beautiful effort and hard work of everyone from the management to the fans who came in droves yesterday to support the event. Again we sincerely apologised to everyone who got involved and who are affected by this.

Insha Allah our next step is to work with the relevant authority on providing the best safety and security measures for our future tournament and we will take last night’s incident as a learning lesson to grow this beautiful sport called combat Sports in this country.

On the positive side, the local athletes was able to compete in the pre-liminaries and gained some valuable experience. The event was a platform to identify athletes for future SEA Games and future events to help bring back pride from international games.

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Latest info: The organizer Strike Promotions have lodged a police report and include the footage of the incident that have gone viral. The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) confirmed the report and it has already taken statements from spectators (witnesses) and the victim of the altercation.

Strike Promotions also have taken legal action and cooperating with the RBPF for future investigation. It has confirmed that the RBPF have arrested the individual, named Herdy Wandy bin Yussof, who was involved in the altercation last Saturday.

The police warned that it is an offence under Section 159 (Affray) of the Penal Code Chapter 22 to cause public disturbance through unwarranted brawls.  If guilty, offender is liable to an imprisonment term of up to three years and a fine.

 

Baiduri makes mark in Seria

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The newly relocated Baiduri Bank branch in Seria
 


Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry, Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Hj Mat Suny bin Hj Mohd Hussein, was the guest of honour (centre) with the management of Baiduri Bank
 

Hello Serians (if there is such a word for Seria people). Because Baiduri Bank has now relocated their Seria Branch in Pekan Seria recently. Baiduri Bank took over HSCB previous location in Seria.

Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry, Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Hj Mat Suny bin Hj Mohd Hussein, was the guest of honour during the official launch of Baiduri Bank Seria branch and he was welcomed by Pierre Imhof, the CEO of Baiduri Bank.

According to Pierre Imhof’s speech, the opening of the branch is a testament to their ongoing drive in providing the highest level of service to their customers in Seria. The area is the heart of commercial activity in Belait District and their presence is to cater to the increasing activity in the oil and gas industry as well as helping to grow and develop local micro, small and medium enterprises in the area.

The location represents not only the convenience but also enhance customer experience and comfort. It also have facilities to cater to Baiduri’s corporate clients and account holders which can help better serve to support both large companies and MSMEs.

The branch consists of a larger banking hall, offering full bank services to individuals and businesses and not forgetting the prestige area.

 

 


Pierre Imhof, the CEO of Baiduri Bank, in his welcoming remarks
 

 


Inside the Seria branch
 

DSTIncomm Samsung Year End Bonanza

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Check out the promotion from DSTIncomm
 

Dreaming of a Winter Wonderland holiday?? It’s simple. Here’s your chance to win DSTIncomm Samsung Year End Bonanza with a grand prize of “2 return tickets to Seoul + BND 1,000 cash. All you have do is simply purchase any Samsung devices from DSTIncomm. Good thing is the promotion ends on 31st January 2019.

Please look out for the “Samsung Authorized” hologram sticker on the Samsung device packaging box and you are eligible. Lots of prizes to be won such as Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and many more! For more info, visit www.dstincomm.com or call their hotline 899 8086.

 

 

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Follow the steps and you are a step away from being one of the lucky winners
 

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You can even win a battery pack by sharing
 

Jati Transport’s Customer Day

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Pengiran Anak Haji Ja’afar ibni Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, Executive Chairman of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd was present
 


Andrew Chiam, Executive Director of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd during the Customer Appreciation Day yesterday
 

Yesterday was a yearly event held by Jati Transport Sdn Bhd which was the appreciation day for their customers and fans of Mercedes-Benz in Brunei Darussalam. It was also a way of showing their appreciation to the customers in trusting their products and services offered by Jati Transport Sdn Bhd.

Also present were Pengiran Anak Haji Ja’afar ibni Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, the Executive Chairman of Jati Transport Sdn, Andrew Chiam, the Executive Director of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd, Alfred Soo, General Manager of Jati Transport and other management of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd.

Hundreds dropped by Mercedes Autohaus at Beribi and they were treated to a wide variety of food and other activities such as statue dance, photo booth, dance workshop, face painting to name a few. On the side note, Stephen Reid, Service Manager of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd, also made presentation on types to raise the awareness of safety.

The Service Department of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd introduced the Mercedes-Benz Star Select. It is a maintenance program for Mercedes Benz models for five years and older with up to 35% off on services and repairs. The offer will be valid until June 30, 2019.

The event also saw customers test driving the available models of the Mercedes-Benz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FZ Holiday Camp

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Happy Campers during the FZ Summer Camp
 

Fitness Zone is organizing the FZ Holiday Camp 2018, a fun and exciting multi-disciplinary holiday camp experience where participants can develop their skills in sports, dance as well as the creative arts. Open to participants between ages 5 to 15, the holiday camp will run from 27 November to 16 December.

Fitness Zone introduced a similar programme in July this year, whereby campers got the chance to try out different sports as well as join classes in baking, dance, music and art. The upcoming FZ Holiday Camp will include a new component which is creative writing and storytelling. Another addition is the progression-type classes where campers will be able to focus on developing specific skills of their choice.

The integrated approach to the programme during the FZ Holiday Camp gives each participant the chance to try something new and have fun discovering their talents while also engaging their bodies and minds. The daily programme is arranged in a way that there will be up to four different types of classes, which allows campers to get physically active, play in teams and harness their creativity.

“Our children’s mental health is more important than their grades. Through these initiatives, we want to promote social interaction that leads to them having confidence in themselves,” said Wu Chun, Managing Director of Fitness Zone. “Let’s remember it’s better to build a child than to try to repair an adult,” he added.

The Fitness Zone Holiday Camp 2018 is a collaboration with OMNI Sports International, Jo Art Gallery, Yippy Tunes, The Energy Kitchen and Heartwrite Co.

During the three-week camp, participants will be able to choose between participating on a walk-in basis or get 3-day, 5-day or 7-days packages.

For the schedule and registration, visit tinyurl.com/FZHolidayCamp or call 8199301.

 

 


Creatively engaged with art classes at Jo Art Gallery
 


Yippy Tunes offering vocal and music classes
 


OMNI Sports offering various types of sports to children
 


Baking as well at Energy Kitchen
 

The all-new CLS

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The new CLS 350 😀

The new CLS pioneers the new design idiom of Mercedes-Benz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. Its character is marked by a grille contour that widens towards the base and a forward-slanting front section. Other features include wide, low-set headlamps and two-section tail lights. At the same time the design reflects the timeless aura of the first CLS, which founded a new segment and quickly became a design icon. All CLS models are equipped with new engines: in-line six-cylinder and in-line four-cylinder units as diesel and petrol versions. Like its predecessors, the new CLS exudes self-assured sportiness in exemplary style: a highly emotive vehicle offering impressive long-distance and acoustic comfort coupled with thrilling, unrivalled technology.

 

 

The standard AMG Line makes for added sportiness of the exterior and interior. External features are dynamic AMG styling (consisting of AMG front apron with chrome trim, sportily distinctive air curtains, AMG side sill panels and AMG rear apron in diffuser look with chrome trim strip), a diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and 48.3 cm (19-inch) 5-twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted in tremolite grey with a high-sheen finish. In the interior, the AMG Line comprises specially designed seats in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre in black, an AMG multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section as well as AMG sports pedals and AMG floor mats.

Interior: comfort and versatility

A high-resolution Widescreen cockpit is standard for the new CLS, with two 12.3-inch displays arranged beneath a shared, continuous glass cover.

In the fully digital cockpit, the driver is able to feely configure the information content according to need and the driving situation. Three different styles can be selected depending on preference, mood or to suit the interior appointments. The Classic and Sport styles have a basic structure with two tubes, while the Progressive style surprises and polarises with a structure having a central, tube-shaped instrument.

The ambience lighting is individually adjustable in 64 colours, and also includes the air vents. When the temperature setting of the air conditioning system is changed, it briefly changes colour to show whether the temperature is being made warmer (red) or cooler (blue).

For the first time, the CLS Coupé is a five-seater. The EASY-PACK Quickfold allows the backrests to be folded down in a 40/20/40 split to versatilely expand the large 520-litre luggage compartment.

Intelligent Drive: safety systems from the SClass

The new CLS comes with the latest driving assistance systems with route-based support for the driver. The standard equipment includes Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, Speed Limit Assist and the occupant protection system PRE-SAFE®.

The optional Driving Assistance Package consists of Active Distance Control DISTRONIC, Active Steering Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRESAFE® PLUS. The Driving Assistance package Plus includes PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side. This system can brace the front occupants for a side impact by nudging them sideways to reduce the risk of injury.

MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with ULTRA RANGE high beam are also standard. These allow extremely quick and precise, electronically controlled adjustment of the headlamps to suit the current traffic conditions. ULTRA RANGE Highbeam generates the maximum light intensity permitted by law.

New range of engines: With EQ Boost and 48 volt onboard electrical system

The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS is powered by completely new engines, in-line six-cylinder and four-cylinder petrol units. Also characteristic of the four-door coupé is the extensive range of 4MATIC models.

The new, systematically electrified four-cylinder and in-line six-cylinder with EQ Boost (integrated starter/generator) and a 48 volt onboard electrical system powers the CLS 350, CLS 450 4MATIC and CLS 53 4MATIC+. The integrated electric motor known as EQ Boost assists the combustion engine e.g. when accelerating, makes driving without the combustion engine possible (“sailing”) and supplies the battery with power by means of high-efficiency recuperation. By doing so it makes fuel savings possible that were previously the exclusive domain of high-voltage hybrid technology. All in all, the new in-line six-cylinder engine delivers the performance of an eight-cylinder engine with significantly lower consumption. The CLS 450 4MATIC is equipped with a particulate filter as standard.

 

 

 

 

 

The New Mercedes-Benz CLS

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The new CLS pioneers the new design idiom of Mercedes-Benz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. Its character is marked by a grille contour that widens towards the base and a forward-slanting front section. Other features include wide, low-set headlamps and two-section tail lights. At the same time the design reflects the timeless aura of the first CLS, which founded a new segment and quickly became a design icon. All CLS models are equipped with new engines: in-line six-cylinder and in-line four-cylinder units as diesel and petrol versions. Like its predecessors, the new CLS exudes self-assured sportiness in exemplary style: a highly emotive vehicle offering impressive long-distance and acoustic comfort coupled with thrilling, unrivalled technology.

So check out the new CLS today at Mercedes-Benz Autohaus from 10am to 5pm. Refreshments will be provided too.

The 4th Gen Jimny is out!!!

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Check out the Jimny, the 4th generation after 14 years. Now available for viewing at Suzuki Showroom at Gadong.
 

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With the Jin Lee Lim, Executive Manager, Boustead Sdn Bhd
 

14 years. Yes, 14 years it has been before Suzuki unveiled their 4th generation of their Suzuki line-up which is the Jimny. It was launched earlier today at Suzuki Showroom at Gadong.

The revamped 4th generation Jimny has an overall different feel as compared to the 3rd generation. You can already tell from the exterior feel how the latest Jimny is much more rugged and furthermore, it is ALLGRIP car meaning it’s a 4×4 which will give the drivers the off-road experience.

What caught my eye the most is the look and feel. It doesn’t deviate too much from its corporate identity as you can still tell it’s a Jimny but the facelift makes me more relevant to the current trends globally.

The Suzuki Jimny is suitable for many purposes including outdoor adventure concept. I’m pretty sure this model will be a hit among the young and the not-so young because it appeals to all walks of life.

There’s ample legroom and headroom for the comfort of the passengers and the driver. Back space for luggage is bigger than previous model.

The upgraded Jimny is the first Suzuki’s model in Brunei to be equipped with a newly developed 1.5 liter engine, hence, creates strong torque for powerful off-road performance and delivers high fuel efficiency due to a lightweight compact design.

The safety features are quite enhanced in a way. There is the Hill Hold Control which makes hill starts easier by preventing the car from rolling backward (uuuuu me likes that feature), Hill Descent Control which automatically applies the brake when traveling downhill and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) which detects spillage to give the drivers a peace of mind when driving off-road. Furthermore, the body frame centres on Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) concept, resulting in a structure that efficiently absorbs and disperse energy in the event of a collision.

The prices are quite competitive and reasonable. Maybe even entice you to get one. The units so far are fully booked but members of the public are welcome to view the showroom models until 9th November 2018. There will be refreshments and also limited edition door gifts for those who come today and tomorrow.

Congratulations once again to Boustead Sdn Bhd on the launch of the 4th generation of Jimny. The wait was definitely worth it.

 

 

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Still maintaining the old look but now with a better facelift and bigger
 

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How the inside looks like
 

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The engine look
 

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The staff of Boustead during the launching event
 

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Head to Gadong showroom to check out the new Jimny
 

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Yellow colour looks striking enough
 

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I like this model. The tyres are up-sized compared to the other models
 

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The 3rd generation of the Jimny, 14 years ago
 

All passengers are safe, arrived London via diff airlines

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Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI003 made an important diversion and landed at Vienna International Airport, Austria, yesterday after the aircraft had some technical issues
 

As posted on Royal Brunei Airlines website.

7 November 2018 4:46 PM

Due to technical issues, Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI003 from Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) to London Heathrow (LHR) on 07th November 2018 has made a diversion landing at Vienna International Airport.

The safety and security of our guests is of paramount importance to RB and we are currently working to ensure our passengers will safely reach London Heathrow through other carriers.

Update at 1700 (GMT+8)

Please be advised that Flight BI004 on 07th November 2018 from London Heathrow to Bandar Seri Begawan is cancelled. Guests are currently rerouted on other airlines.

Update as at 1842 (GMT+8)

Please be advised that all guests have been rebooked onto flights with other carriers, leaving Vienna later today.

The safety and security of our guests is our number one priority.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

RB Customer Service Centre:
Bandar Seri Begawan: +673 2 221 2222
London: +44 2075 846660

Note:

It hasn’t been confirmed on what the technical issue is and no statement or press release given by Royal Brunei Airlines to confirm on the specific technical issues. It was definitely a significant technical issue as RB flight B1003 had to make an unscheduled landing at Vienna International Airport. What’s more important are the safety of the passengers, pilots and crew on board. Kudos to the pilots for the quick thinking, considering this is a long haul flight (14 hours) and a non-stop flight from Brunei Darussalam to London. Appreciation also goes to the crew on board to calm the situation and making sure everyone is safe and in good hands. Alhamdulillah.

When we thought that Twitter is not relevant anymore, it still is as the pictures of the incident were being circulated and it was a screenshot from twitter, @FlightAlerts_ to be specific.

On board on the flight B1003 was Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa Ash’ari, a member of the Legislative Council, who tweeted on the whole ordeal from checking in in Brunei International Airport to finally arriving in London safely. She did highlight one thing though – Travel insurance 🙂 Oh yes, how that is so important and let’s not taking everything for granted.

Let’s hope the situation of such incident is a rare one. Once again, kudos to the pilots and the crew on handling the situation and the swift thinking of the pilots.

 

Baiduri rewards Mastercard holders

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Baiduri Bank, in collaboration with Mastercard, has rolled out an amazing promotion for their Baiduri Mastercard cardholders.

Between 20 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, Baiduri Mastercard cardholders stand a chance to win a trip for two to Resorts World Sentosa. The package includes a 2-night stay at a 5-star hotel, a VIP tour of Universal Studios Singapore and a priceless dining experience for 2.

To be eligible, Baiduri Mastercard cardholders simply need to use their Baiduri Mastercard Credit Card to make their purchases during the promotion period. Cardholders who spend a cumulative amount of at least BND1,000, receive 1x lucky draw chance.

Furthermore, successful new applicants of Baiduri Mastercard Credit Card will enjoy a 5-year annual fee waiver.

Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cards comes with an array of benefits, such as exclusive rewards and offers, easy instalment plans as well as ability to accumulate Bonus Points for the Baiduri Instant Rewards programme. With every purchase, customers enjoy Bonus Points, which in turn gets converted into Baiduri Dollars stored in the Instant Rewards card for instant redemption at any Baiduri merchant.

Currently, Baiduri Bank has over 2000 merchants all over Brunei who participate to give Baiduri cardholders special offers, privileges as well as exclusive shopping discounts. Overseas, Baiduri Mastercard Credit Cardholders not only enjoy access to a wide variety of offers and deals for travel, dining, shopping, sports and entertainment, but also 24-hour global emergency assistance, and depending on the card tier, complimentary travel insurance, and access to over 900+ VIP airport lounges around the world.

Terms and conditions of the promotion can be viewed on Baiduri Bank website at www.baiduri.com under the Promotions section, or on the Baiduri Bank mobile app – Baiduri Deals. For more information, customers may also contact the Baiduri Bank Customer Helpline at 2449666.

To be in the know of Baiduri Bank current promotions and events, the public can also like the official Baiduri Bank Group Facebook page or follow @baiduribank on Instagram and Twitter.

 

 


Grand winner also win a VIP tour of Universal Studios Singapore
 

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