According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, Brunei is a small country located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It has an area code of +673, which is used for all telephone numbers in the country. This code was adopted in 1996 when Brunei switched to the ITU-T E.164 numbering system. The code is divided into two parts: ‘+’ and ‘673’. The ‘+’ indicates that the number is international and the ‘673’ identifies the country as Brunei. The most common type of telephone numbers found in Brunei are mobile numbers, which are eight digits long starting with 8 or 9, followed by 7 more digits. Landline numbers have seven digits, while VoIP numbers have ten digits starting with 6 or 7, followed by 9 more digits. In addition to these types of telephone numbers, there are also toll-free and premium rate services available in Brunei which use different formats than standard phone numbers. Toll-free services usually start with 0800 or 0801, while premium rate services usually start with 0900 or 0901. Brunei has one of the highest mobile phone penetration rates in Southeast Asia and its population is rapidly increasing their use of telecommunication services such as mobile phones, internet access and other technologies due to advances in infrastructure and technology over recent years. As such, it is important for businesses operating within Brunei to ensure they are using the correct area codes when making calls within the country as well as when communicating with other countries around the world. Brunei is a constitutional sultanate ruled by the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Its political system is based on the English common law system and is closely tied to traditional Malay Islamic Monarchy. The Sultan has full executive authority, including legislative and judicial powers, with the only limitation that Bruneian laws cannot contradict Islamic Sharia Law. The Sultan appoints members of the Privy Council, which advises him on policy matters, as well as a cabinet to assist him in governance. Legislative power rests with the Sultan and his appointed representatives in the Legislative Council, which consists of 15 members appointed by the Sultan for a five-year term. However, this body does not have much power as it can only make recommendations to the Sultan who can then accept or reject them at his own discretion. Local government is organized into four districts each headed by a District Officer appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. PARADISDACHAT: Features public policy of Brunei.
Yearbook 2004 Brunei. As the Principality celebrated its 20-year independence during the year, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who inherited his post and governed Brunei uniquely, introduced […]