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On January 1, 1982, the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and
Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam had enforced the Emergency
(Prevention of Corruption) Act, which was subsequently in 1984 known as
the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 131).
For the purpose of enforcing the said enactment, an independent body
was established called the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on February 1,
Under the provision of Section 3 of the Act, His Majesty the Sultan and
Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam shall appoint a Director who will
be responsible for the direction and administration of the Bureau. The
act also stated that the Director of ACB is not subject to any other
person apart from His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei
The Prevention of Corruption Act provides specific powers to the ACB for
the purpose of investigating into complaints against corruption. The
Act also provides power for ACB to investigate into certain offences
under the Penal Code and offences under other written laws, provided
such offences were disclosed during the course of ACB investigation into
offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
During the early days of its formation in February 1 1982, the Bureau
had a few number of investigators and administrative staffs with Yang
Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Ali bin Haji Daud, appointed as its
first Director. Investigation officers during that time werecomprised
mainly senior officers from the Royal Brunei Police Force.
When first established on 1 February 1982, its office was temporarily
located at the Diplomatic Services Office, Bandar Seri Begawan. From
then on, it later moved to its own office at Block F5, Berakas, Old
Airport Road on 25 February 1982. On 22 Jun 1987, however, ACB moved to
the 3rd Floor of RBA Plaza, at Jalan Sultan, Bandar Seri Begawan. With
the ever increasing workforce and activities, it has moved and now
occupies its present location at Berakas Old Airport Road area, ever
since the 13th March 1992.
ACB opened its Kuala Belait office on the 1 August 1987, located at No
88 Jalan Bendahar and later moved to its present premises at Simpang 3,
Jalan Sungai Pandan, on the 23 December 1991.
Old Airport, Berakas, BB3510,Brunei Darussalam.Tel: +673 2381113Fax: +673 2383193SMS: +673 8721002 / +673 8130002
KUALA BELAIT BRANCH
Jalan Sungai Pandan, Kuala Belait, KA1931,Brunei Darussalam.Tel: +673 3331560Fax: +673 3331559SMS: +673 8721003
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