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Normah Newsletter -
Issue No. 1 /2002
MALAYSIA TOURISM, EDUCATION & HEALTH Road-Show 2002
28 - 31 January 2002
Normah Medical Specialist Centre (NMSC), through the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia, was invited to participate in the “Malaysia Tourism, Education & Health Road-Show 2002, which was held from 28-31 January 2002 at the Bumiputra Commercial Centre, Jalan Cator, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam. The event was organized by AR & AZ Associates (Brunei) in collaboration with Jurusan Acara Sdn Bhd and with the support from the relevant authorities in Brunei Darussalam.
Brunei is situated just 443km north of the equator. It is 5,765 sq.km in land area and is wedged between the Malaysian Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak. It is comprised of four districts - Temburong, Tutong, Belait and Brunei-Muara. The nation riverfront capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, is in the Brunei-Muara district. Roughly two-thirds of the population are Malays; the rest are Chinese or members of indigenous tribes.
Brunei has emerged as an active and influential participant in international and regional core groups, including the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN)and Brunei,Indonesia,Malaysia, and Philippines - East Asian Growth Area (BIMP - EAGA). Such involvements have raised awareness of Brunei as one of the world’s most important developing economies.
Brunei Darussalam’s healthcare system ranks amongst the best in Asia. A nominal fee is charged for all residents. The RIPAS Hospital in the capital is equipped with modern medical facilities and a number of private clinics operate within town areas including the Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC). There are 16 private medical practitioners clinics in the whole of Brunei.
PROSPECT OF THE EVENT
Similarly, in terms of health, more and more Bruneians are seeking their medical treatment in Malaysia. Most private medical centres in Malaysia are offering reasonable medical costs to foreigners and this has prompted them to shift their attention to Malaysia.
WHY THE NEED FOR NMSC TO PARTICIPATE
MOHD AZHAR ABDULLAH