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Brunei Darussalam

Brunei, formally Brunei Darussalam, is a country in Southeast Asia, situated on the northern coast of the island of Borneo. Apart from its coastline on the South China Sea, it is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak, with its territory bifurcated by the Sarawak district of Limbang.


Our standard dataset contains 133 entities connected with Brunei Darussalam. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Brunei Darussalam. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 60 entities identified as PEPs connected with Brunei Darussalam.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
Sultan and Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office & Minister of Finance and Economy II1--
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Defense II1--
Minister of Culture, Youth, & Sports1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Development121
Minister of Education121
Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office1--
Minister of Finance & Economy1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs II1--
Minister of Health111
Minister of Home Affairs1--
Minister of Primary Resources & Tourism1--
Minister of Religious Affairs1--
Minister of Transport & Infocommunications1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Legislative Council of Brunei-216
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office of Brunei--4
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brunei-21
Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces-2-
Minister of Communications of Brunei-2-
Minister of Tourism-11
Speaker of the Brunei Legislative Council-11
Deputy Minister of Defence of Brunei--1
Deputy Minister of the Department of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office1--
Minister of Defence of Brunei--1
Second Minister of Defence of Brunei-1-
Senior Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office1--
Special Adviser and Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office1--
State Mufti of Brunei--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...