The Cabinet Ministers Special Meeting was held a week after His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam announced a reshuffle of the Council of Cabinet Ministers. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam consented to chair the Special Meeting at Istana Nurul Iman.

Also present were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna binti Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Ambassador At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Cabinet Ministers Special Meeting began with the recital of Doa Selamat by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.

The new Cabinet was sworn in on the 1st of February with the appointment of 15 Ministers and 5 Deputy Ministers. The appointment of the Ministers and Deputy Ministers is effective from the 30th of January 2018 for a period of five years. As expressed by the Monarch, the appointments are hoped to bring big and positive changes in His Majesty's government.

Source: Radio Television Brunei