Following his highly topical and informative talk in 2015, we were delighted to welcome back Dato Timothy Ong to assess developments in Brunei. In his thought-provoking and incisive way, Dato Ong again treated us to a brief analysis of what was happening, what might happen and how this might play out in the years to come.

From discussion that followed, it was clear that Brunei has made headway in addressing a number of issues arising from lower oil prices and as a result, is better positioned to meet future challenges. Members discussed what these might be and how they might be addressed.

Thanks to the generosity of His Excellency, David Campbell, British High Commissioner, we were able to receive members at the Residence for the talk and a superb dinner and networking session for the final Speaker Meeting of 2016.