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DATO PADUKA AWANG HAJI ABDUL WAHAB BIN JUNED

DEPUTY MINISTER AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE


Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Wahab bin Juned was appointed as the Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office on 29 May 2010.

He has been serving in the Government of His Majesty in various positions for more than 35 years. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Chairman of the Public Service Commission where he held the post for 5 years.

Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Wahab first started his career in the Public Sector as an Education Officer in 1975. In 1983 before Brunei Darussalam gained its independence, he joined the Brunei Administrative Service (BAS) and was posted at the Chief Minister and State Secretary Office. In 1984, when Brunei Darussalam gained its independence, he was one of the first few people posted at the newly formed Ministry of Development. During his tenure as an Administrative Officer, he was posted to several Government agencies which include Ministry of Education and Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources where he served for many years as Personal Assistant to the Minister of Education and Minister of Industry and Primary Resources respectively. He was also appointed as Head of Department to several departments which include Brunei Industrial Development Authority, Postal Services Department and Information Department. In 2000, he was appointed as Director General at the Secretariat of the Brunei Darussalam Economic Council where he was responsible in overseeing the Council’s national economic revitalisation initiatives during the post 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. He was later appointed as the Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office in the year 2001 until he retired from the Public Sector in 2004.

Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Wahab is bestowed with several state decorations for his excellent service to the Government of His Majesty whereby in 2002 he was bestowed with D.P.M.B (Second Class) which carries the title ‘Dato Paduka.’ Besides that he was also bestowed with S.N.B (Third Class) in 1997, S.M.B (Third Class) in 1992 and P.S.B (Fourth Class) in 1988.

Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Wahab holds an honours Bachelor Degree (B. Sc) in Biology from University of Salford, United Kingdom. He also graduated from University of London, United Kingdom with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. He also holds double master degrees, i.e. Master of Science in Biology and Biological Education from University of York, United Kingdom and Master in Public Policy from Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam.

Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Wahab is married to Datin Hajjah Hasnah binti Haji Apong @ Abdul Rahman and blessed with 1 daughter and 1 son. He is an avid golfer.