Prime Minister of Brunei

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Prime Minister of the
Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace
Perdana Menteri Negara Brunei Darussalam
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His Majesty's Coat of Arms
Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan
Hassanal Bolkiah

since January 1984
Legislative Council of Brunei
Style His Majesty
Seat Prime Minister's Office, Jln. Perdana Menteri, Bandar Seri Begawan
Appointer Hassanal Bolkiah
as Sultan of Brunei
Term length At His Majesty's pleasure
No term limit
Formation 29 September 1959; 58 years ago (1959-09-29)
as Chief Minister of British Protectorate State of Brunei
01 January 1984
as Prime Minister
First holder Ibrahim Mohammad Jahfar
as Chief Minister of the State of Brunei
Deputy Right Minister-Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
as Deputy Sultan of Brunei
Salary At His Majesty's Pleasure
Website [2]
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The Prime Minister of Brunei (Malay: Perdana Menteri Negara Brunei Darussalam) is the head of government of Brunei. The title is held by the Sultan of Brunei, who is also the head of state of the country.[1] As the Prime Minister, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan is the head of both the ministerial cabinet and the Legislative Council of Brunei.

The office was created as soon as Brunei declared independence from British Empire in 1984 to replace the Menteri Besar of Brunei or the Chief Minister of Brunei.


Picture Took office Left office Days
1 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
سلطان حسن البلقية
1 January 1984 Incumbent 12649

Rank by time in office[edit]

Rank President/Sultan Time in office
1 Hassanal Bolkiah (Incumbent) 34 years, 230 days

Official office and residence[edit]

The Prime Minister's Office of Brunei is located near the Edinburgh Palace of Brunei in Airport Lama, Berakas northeast of Bandar Seri Begawan.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1], Official Website of The Prime Minister's Office of Brunei Darussalam