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MUZAKARAH SESSION BETWEEN
THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
AND MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Bandar Seri Begawan, Tuesday 7th February 2017.
Tuesday 7th February 2017, Jalan Menteri Besar - A Muzakarah session was held this morning between The Ministry of Communications and members of the Legislative Council. The session was held at the Al-Mahabbah Meeting Room, First Floor, Ministry of Communications.
Present at the Muzakarah session was the Honorable Minister of Communications, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mustappa Bin Haji Sirat, Also present was Yang Mulia Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Ahmad, the Permanent Secretary as well as Heads of Divisions and Departments under the Ministry of Communications. The delegation from the Legislative Council comprising of twenty elected members of the Legislative Council was led by Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit.
In his Welcoming Remarks, the Minister of Communications welcomed the delegation from the Legislative Council for the dialogue which allowed both parties to forward and exchange their views. It also enabled the Ministry of Communications to share developments on policies underway and due to be introduced in the transportation and ICT sectors. Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications elaborated on the Ministry's Implementation Plan for 2017 which included major initiatives in public transport, road safety and mobile phone coverage for areas represented by the Honorable Members.
The muzakarah or dialogue is a platform to discuss viewpoints and suggestions on how to improve service quality standards and operational efficiency while providing both parties the opportunity to share and exchange information on relevant issues.
The session held every year is aimed towards further improving relations and cooperation between senior officials of the ministry and LegCo members as well as district representatives. The session this year covers discussion and updates regarding issues under the purview of the ministry, particularly on issues brought up during the twelfth Legislative Council meeting in 2016 and issues likely to be raised in this year's session.
Public Relation Unit
Research dan Development Section
Ministry of Communications
10 Jamadilawal 1438/7 February 2017
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