More Brunei students in Sabah varsities – Consul General


KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam share a very good working relationship, said its Consul General to Sabah, Haji Zamani Razali.

Speaking to reporters at his Hari Raya open house yesterday, Zamani said the cooperation between the two countries, especially with Sabah, is also good.

“The cooperation is good in the aspect of education and tourism. At the moment there are more Bruneian students than employees in Sabah.

“Most of the students are in UMS and UiTM as the courses offered by these two universities are different from the ones we have in Brunei. Also the standard of education in Sabah is very good,” he said.

According to Zamani, the number of Bruneian students studying in Sabah this year has shown an increase by about five to 10 per cent compared to last year.

In fact many of the students are undergoing orientation in UMS today, he said.

On the aspect of tourism, Bruneians like to holiday in Sabah because of its close proximity to their country.

“We are also trying to attract Sabahans to visit Brunei Darussalam,” he said, adding that improving and strengthening the bilateral ties is an ongoing process.

Among those who attended the open house were the Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and wife Toh Puan Norlidah RM Jasni, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and wife Datin Seri Faridah Tussin, the consul generals of Indonesia and Japan as well as state cabinet ministers.