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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mosque and Palace

[Note: On 14th February 2009, Melanie Wright wrote in the UK's Mirror about Brunei's Crown Prince here, whether accurate or not, but The Mirror definitely got the photo wrong. Labelling it as the Palace when in fact it is the mosque.]


Two-year-old heir to the Sultan of Brunei's fortune is the world’s richest baby
Al-Muhtadee Billah is the 34-year-old heir to the Sultan of oil-rich Brunei and stands to inherit £15billion.

His 2004 marriage cost £2.8million and his vast fleet of cars includes Lamborghinis, Mercs and Ferraris.

And Al-Muhtadee’s two-year-old son Abdul Muntaqim is the richest baby in the world.

When he was born, a 19-gun salute was fired from the Sultan’s Grand Palace (above).


Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Guardian correction

The Guardian, UK reported the following on 5th February 2009:-


In an article headlined The playboy prince is on the loose (30 January, page 3, G2) we said it had been reported on the gossip pages that Prince Azim of Brunei threw a party for the Pussycat Dolls at the Mahiki nightclub in London. The office of the Sultan of Brunei has asked us to point out that this information is incorrect.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Reliv expands into Brunei

St Louis Business Journal reported on 3rd February 2009 the following:-


Reliv International Inc. said Monday it is expanding into Brunei to strengthen its business in Asia.

The addition brings to 14 the number of countries in which Reliv conducts business.

Brunei is expected to complement Reliv’s growing business in Malaysia, which surrounds Brunei on three sides, the company said.

Reliv International Inc. (Nasdaq: RELV), based in Chesterfield, Mo., is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of a proprietary line of nutritional supplements.