Published by Brunei Press Sdn Bhd, the Borneo Bulletin is the leading source of information concerning local, regional and foreign affairs. The nation’s English daily also covers a broad range of topics including business, leisure, automotive, sports and food.
From its humble beginnings 60 years ago as a weekly newsletter targeted to the expatriate community, Borneo Bulletin is the most influential print media in the Sultanate today. It has a steady readership of more than 100,000.
Brunei’s Malay daily newspaper, Media Permata, was launched by Brunei Press Sdn Bhd in January 1995.
Garnering an estimated daily readership of about 90,000 readers, Media Permata is published six days a week from Monday to Saturday, containing local information, education and entertainment news catering to the growing expectations of the Malay population.
From its humble beginnings about 60 years ago as a weekly news sheet targeted at an expatriate community, Borneo Bulletin is undeniably the most trusted and influential print media in the Sultanate today
The Pelita Brunei is also another local newspaper published every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday by the Information Department at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Focused mainly on government activities, including tender information, sports, and job opportunities with the ministerial and government departments, about 30,000 copies of Pelita Brunei are distributed nationwide for free to members of the public, government departments, post offices and at petrol stations.
The Brunei Times is also another independent English daily newspaper distributed in Brunei, publishing mainly community and international news and activities.
Several foreign newspapers are also available in Brunei such as Malaysia’s Borneo Post, Berita Harian, New Straits Times, Straits Times (Singapore), Sin Chiew Daily, See Hua Daily and United
Television and Radio
In July 1975, Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) was officially inaugurated by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei, making RTB the nation’s first colour television broadcaster.
RTB currently operates five channels, namely RTB1, RTB2, RTB3, RTB International and RTB5. It also operates five national radio networks, namely National FM (92.3), Pilihan FM (95.9), Nur Islam FM (93.3), Harmoni FM (94.1) and Pelangi FM (91.4). Radio Brunei made its debut in May 1957 with the consent of the late Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien III.
Another television and radio broadcaster in Brunei is operated by DST Communications Sdn Bhd. Kristal Astro, a joint venture between DST Communications Sdn Bhd and Astro Malaysia, which provides over 100 channels of digital quality satellite television, radio, and other interactive
DST’s radio programme, Kristal FM (90.7 or 98.7), is highly popular for playing the perfect mix of contemporary hits and classic tunes.
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