The Borneo Bulletin
is a daily English-language
newspaper in Brunei
. It is published by Brunei Press
, which also publishes a Malay-language
daily, Media Permata
. The Bulletin
circulates around 20,000 copies on weekdays and 25,000 copies on Saturday and Sunday.
The paper was first published in 1953 as a weekly community newspaper for expatriates
in Brunei. Its founders were two Englishmen, William Frederick Runagall and Geoffery Weir Kerr. Runagall left his publishing business in Singapore (The Craftsman Press) to set up the Brunei Press in Kuala Belait, Brunei. Kerr was at that time the Shell Oil Company information director based in Seria, Brunei. The Borneo Bulletin consisted of 12 pages and had a circulation of 3,500 copies. In 1959, the paper was sold to the Straits Times
of Singapore. The paper was expanded over the years to include over 40 pages of content and advertising. It was published on a Friday.
In 1985, Brunei
's first public-listed company, QAF
, took over part of the shares of Brunei Press from the Straits Times. In September 1990, QAF acquired full ownership and the Borneo Bulletin
became a daily (Monday - Saturday) paper. In 1991, it added its Sunday
edition and thus became a true daily paper.
The paper launched an online version
in the mid-1990s.
Contents and Sections
There are seven main sections to the newspaper - Local News,... Read More