Chevening Alumni Brunei AGM (Updated)

by Reedz on September 3, 2011

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A few days ago, the Chevening Alumni Association of Brunei Darussalam held its AGM cum sungkai function at the Royal Brunei Polo Club in Jerudong. The turnout was modest due to the fact that most of the members had other prior engagements.

I learnt during this event that to date there are currently over 30 Chevening Alumni in Brunei Darussalam, all from different disciplines and all contributing in their own way and leading activities towards the national development goals.

The Queen Elizabeth II Chevening Scholarships began in Brunei Darussalam in 1998 when they were formally announced during the State Visit of Her Majesty The Queen that year. Hence the rare honor of attaching Her Majesty’s name to the awards. Chevening scholarships take their name from Chevening House, the official country residence of the Foreign Secretary near Sevenoaks in Kent.

In Brunei Darussalam, various organisations have co-sponsored the scheme, namely CfBT Education Services, Cable & Wireless, MBDA, HSBC, BSP, BLNG, BAE Systems and ASEM. Previous and current Bruneian recipients of the Chevening Scholarships are:

Recipient  Course and place of study  Year  Co-sponsor
Rosli  Md  Salleh MA in Organisation Analysis and Change, University of Essex  1998-1999  ASEM
Hjh Fa’aizah DSP Hj  Abidin MSc in Banking and International Finance, City University, London  1999-2000  HSBC
James PhengKyan Chua MSc in International Banking, Loughborough University  1999-2000  BAE Systems
Haji Abd Rahim bin Derus MA in Education (Computers in Education), King’s College, University of London  1999-2000  Full CfBT
Hj  Aminuddin Hj  Md  Taib MA in International Finance, Westminster University  2000-2001  HSBC
Lee  Hoon Chua MSc in Digital Communication Systems, Loughborough University  2000-2001  BAE System
Sahralidin Abdul Momin MSc in Operational Telecommunications, Coventry University  2000-2001  Cable & Wireless
Noorhaizamdin bin Haji Mosbi @ Abdullah MSc in Human Resource Management, University of Manchester  2000-2001  Full CfBT
Julianah Ali Ahmad MSc in Operational Telecommunications, Coventry University  2001-2002  Cable & Wireless
Sharul Tazrajiman  Hj Tajuddin MSc in Multimedia and Internet Computing, Loughborough University  2001-2002  BAE Systems
Pg Hj  Mohd Zain Pg Hj  Abd Razak  MBA, Cranfield University  2001-2002  HSBC
Mona Aliana bte DP Hj Mohd Alimin MEd in Education Psychology, University of Exeter Graduate School  2001-2002  Full CfBT
Norhayati DP Hj Abdullah MSc in International Banking & Finance/ Corporate Finance, Salford University  2002-2003  HSBC
Pg Zuhairi Pg Hj Jamaludin MSc in Operational Communications, Coventry University  2002-2003  Cable & Wireless
Hjh Norbayah bte Hj Shahminan MA in Education, Brunel University, London  2002-2003  Full CfBT
Allen Kuan An Lai MA in Marketing, University of West England, Bristol  2003-2004  BSP
Siti Salwah Hj Saim MA in Marketing, Kingston University  2003-2004  BLNG
Mohd Saiful bin Haji Omar MSc in Multimedia and Internet Computing, Loughborough University  2003-2004  CfBT
Subandi Kamis MSc in Information & Knowledge Management, Loughborough University  2003-2004  MBDA
Lim Ming Soon MA in Communications Management, Coventry  University  2003-2004  Cable & Wireless
Haji Jailani Haji Buntar MA in Communications Management, Coventry  University  2003-2004  Cable & Wireless
Khadizah Haji Abdul Mumin MSc in Midwifery, City  University, London  2004-2005  CfBT
Dk  Hajah Siti Fatimah Pg Haji Patra MA in Institutional Management and Leadership for Professional Development, Univeristy of Southampton  2004-2005  Full Chevening
Habib Mohamad bin Haji Wan Junaidi MA (Education) in Institutional Management and Leadership for Professional Development, University of Southampton  2005 – 2006  CfBT
Captain Caslindawati binti  Samil MSc in Managing Information Technology, University of Salford  2005 – 2006  MBDA
Chien  Lee  Lim MEd in Management and Policy Studies, University of Bristol  2005 – 2006  Full Chevening
Siti  Azizah  Haji Sharbawi MA in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, King’s College London  2005 – 2006  Full Chevening
Noor Amalinie Haji Sulaiman MA in International Public Relations, Cardiff  University in Wales  2006 – 2007  Full Chevening
Chong  Yun  Ong MA in Education, Brunel  University, Londo  2006 – 2007  CfBT
Captain  Siti Khadijah  Haji Emran MBA, University of Hertfordshire  2006 – 2007  Ministry of Defence, UK
Siti Noor Nahsirah Syahirah binti Abdullah Teo MRes in Educational Research, University of Bath  2007 – 2008  CfBT
Muhammad Noh bin Haji Madali MSc in International Oil and Gas Management, University of Dundee.  2007 – 2008  Full Chevening
Haji Azrul Melda Haji Abu Bakar MSc in Biodiversity & Taxanomy in Plants, University of Edinburgh 2008- 2009 CfBT
Khairunnisa Haji Ibrahim MSc in Environmental Infomatics at University of Leicester 2008 – 2009 Full Chevening
Muhammad Reeda bin Haji Malik MA in New Media & Society at University of Leicester  2009 – 2010  Full Chevening
Didiliana binti Haji Awang Damit MA in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics at King’s College London  2009- 2010  CfBT
Haji Kamal Bahrin bin Jamal MSc in Mathematics at University of Sussex  2010 – 2011  CfBT

On paper, its an impressive list of individuals, but sadly, we are yet to make an impact as a collective. I hope other members will find some time to contribute to the association because otherwise, the CAB will suffer a similar fate to countless many other volunteer organizations which exist only in the ROS records.

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Chevening Alumni Brunei

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