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Alisa 01-29-2004 01:51 PM

The Sultan has reportedly shelled out 5 million (around 9 million dollars!) on 12 Rolls Royce. The Sultan is quite generous though, as half will go to his brother Prince Jefri.

HELLO article

bluetortuga 01-29-2004 09:59 PM

The Sultanate must have recovered from the Amadeo scandal. Free spending times are here again. I suppose that the people of Brunei must have a very high standard of living compared to other nations of Southeast Asia.

You mentioned P. Jefri. I thought the Brunei Royal family tried to distance itself from him because of the Amadeo financial scandal?

Sean.~ 01-29-2004 10:47 PM

I was discussing this on another board today. Not only does it sound incredibly tacky, but such consumption is, IMO, really, truly disgusting, particularly for a leader.


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Titania 01-30-2004 08:21 AM

Yes we Bruneians sadly do have high standard of living :blush: . and Prince Jefri, well he is famuly no matter what, and he is the favourite brother.

Sean you think The Sultan spends alot thats nothing compared to His wife Raja Isteri

Sean.~ 01-30-2004 09:30 AM

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Originally posted by Titania@Jan 30th, 2004 - 8:21 am
Yes we Bruneians sadly do have high standard of living :blush: . and Prince Jefri, well he is famuly no matter what, and he is the favourite brother.

Sean you think The Sultan spends alot thats nothing compared to His wife Raja Isteri

It's 'his' money she's spending. And he is the one spending on things like palaces, cars, etc. So much money and opportunity squandered, AFAIC.

mya 01-31-2004 07:50 PM

I THOUGHT HE AND HIS WIFE WERE GETTING A DIVORCE? SHE IS THE ONE WHO USE TO BE A FLIGHT ATTENDANT RIGHT?

Nadia 02-01-2004 12:18 PM

he had two wives...he recently divorced his 2nd wife, the once upon a time flight attendant. at this point i dont mind replacing her haha. any dishy stories on the sultan's eldest son, muhtadibillah? i think that's his name, pls correct me if i'm wrong. cheers!

shasha 02-01-2004 02:56 PM

Oh yesss...any news on Sultan's son, Muhtadee Billah? I heard he's been showing off his girlfriend during the Eid festivities...any truth to this...Hai Nadia...it's you right,Nai!

Sean.~ 02-01-2004 03:30 PM

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Originally posted by mya@Jan 31st, 2004 - 7:50 pm
I THOUGHT HE AND HIS WIFE WERE GETTING A DIVORCE? SHE IS THE ONE WHO USE TO BE A FLIGHT ATTENDANT RIGHT?
He divorced Princess Mariam, who was his 2nd wife. Rajah Isteri (Queen) Saleh is still married to the Sultan. Saleh, unlike Mariam, is of royal birth.

Sean .~

Nadia 02-01-2004 09:51 PM

shasha,
sheesh woman, do u keep a leash on these things??? hee hee, yerp it's me your luvly nai. so, who's the 'unfortunate' girl and where was muhtadee billah flaunting her? :woot: by the way, what was that nick we gave him? teddy? ted? dee dee? :P

Dennism 02-02-2004 12:34 AM

Not to point out the obvious but why is this in the Middle Eastern Royalty forum?

jedski26 02-14-2004 03:08 AM

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Originally posted by Sean.~+Jan 30th, 2004 - 9:30 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Sean.~ @ Jan 30th, 2004 - 9:30 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Titania@Jan 30th, 2004 - 8:21 am
Yes we Bruneians sadly do have high standard of living&nbsp; :blush: . and Prince Jefri, well he is famuly no matter what, and he is the favourite brother.

Sean you think The Sultan spends alot thats nothing compared to His wife Raja Isteri

It&#39;s &#39;his&#39; money she&#39;s spending. And he is the one spending on things like palaces, cars, etc. So much money and opportunity squandered, AFAIC. [/b][/quote]
sean if i wer u i would be worried if its my money that they are spending&#33; You know what it seems that you are on watch with royal spending, is it because you envy them? the best thing that you should do sean is enjoy reading and not commenting with issues that doesnt concern you&#33; my advice to you is that you mind your own business&#33;

Sean.~ 02-14-2004 03:37 AM

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Originally posted by jedski26+Feb 14th, 2004 - 3:08 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jedski26 &#064; Feb 14th, 2004 - 3:08 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
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Originally posted by Sean.~@Jan 30th, 2004 - 9:30 am
<!--QuoteBegin-Titania
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@Jan 30th, 2004 - 8:21 am
Yes we Bruneians sadly do have high standard of living* :blush: . and Prince Jefri, well he is famuly no matter what, and he is the favourite brother.

Sean you think The Sultan spends alot thats nothing compared to His wife Raja Isteri


It&#39;s &#39;his&#39; money she&#39;s spending. And he is the one spending on things like palaces, cars, etc. So much money and opportunity squandered, AFAIC.

sean if i wer u i would be worried if its my money that they thing that you should do sean is enjoy reading and not commenting with issues that doesnt concern you&#33; my advice to you is that you mind your own business&#33;are spending&#33; You know what it seems that you are on watch with royal spending, is it because you envy them? the bestthing that you should do sean is enjoy reading and not commenting with issues that doesnt concern you&#33; my advice to you is that you mind your own business&#33; [/b][/quote]
Um, excuse me, but you have no right whatsover to tell me or anyone one else as to what they can or should comment on. This is a discussion forum (look up the meaning), where people are free to discuss what they want about royals and royalty related subjects. What are you going to do, send the Jordanian Intelligence Services after everyone whose comments you don&#39;t like? This isn&#39;t Jordan, where freedom of speech is limited. In any case, no one is forcing you to read anything (and I didn&#39;t start this thread).

And no, to answer your rather silly question, I&#39;m not envious of demagogues and dictators. Nor am I envious of those who have the misfortune of living under them. Furthermore, since you thought it appropriate to dispense &#39;advice&#39; to me, I feel compelled to return to favour. Thus, my advice to you is to learn to respect divergent perspectives and to learn how to responded to arguments with substantive arguments and analysis (rather than basically telling people to shut-up because you don&#39;t like what they have to say). It&#39;s the only way you will be able to influence peoples&#39; thinking and opinions. Also, work on treating other members with more respect, and perhaps work on your writing skills so that you make more sense in future and don&#39;t come across in the manner in which you did.

Finally, in response to your last sentence, be advised that the global poltical affairs and economic development and finance issues are actually my business (literally). Moreover, in today&#39;s &#39;globalized&#39; world, "issues" and events that take place in different areas of the world are no longer confined to national and regional boundaries. Things like poverty, terrorism (which often feeds on the former), environmental degredation, weapons proliferation, struggles for national deterination, trade, unequal distribution of resources, etc. etc. have consequences that affect all of us. Thus, as far as I&#39;m concerned, it is everyones responsibility to speak up when they feel necesssary in order hold world leaders to account. It&#39;s obvious from your posts you&#39;re from a politcal culture which teaches to simply accept the status quo and not to ask critical and broader questions.

Alexandria 02-14-2004 10:14 AM

A reminder to please not attack another member&#39;s opinion or even for having an opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and sharing it here, whether you agree with it or not. If you disagree and choose to post a reply expressing such, please be civil about it rather than attack a member(s) for their opinions.

Thank you.

Alexandria

synthia 02-18-2004 09:21 AM

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Originally posted by jedski26+Feb 14th, 2004 - 3:08 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jedski26 @ Feb 14th, 2004 - 3:08 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
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Originally posted by Sean.~@Jan 30th, 2004 - 9:30 am
<!--QuoteBegin-Titania
Quote:

@Jan 30th, 2004 - 8:21 am
Yes we Bruneians sadly do have high standard of living* :blush: . and Prince Jefri, well he is famuly no matter what, and he is the favourite brother.

Sean you think The Sultan spends alot thats nothing compared to His wife Raja Isteri


It&#39;s &#39;his&#39; money she&#39;s spending. And he is the one spending on things like palaces, cars, etc. So much money and opportunity squandered, AFAIC.

sean if i wer u i would be worried if its my money that they are spending&#33; You know what it seems that you are on watch with royal spending, is it because you envy them? the best thing that you should do sean is enjoy reading and not commenting with issues that doesnt concern you&#33; my advice to you is that you mind your own business&#33; [/b][/quote]
Royals spend our money that is why their business is our business.

synthia 02-18-2004 09:23 AM

Why is Brunei in ME section? Somebody has problem with geography?

Nadia 02-19-2004 02:26 AM

pardon me...correct me if i&#39;m wrong, but the last time i checked, morocco&#39;s still a northwest african country...so what&#39;s that got to do with the ME? it&#39;s just probably a mix up with the discussions being mostly about muslim royalties,leaders etc. so don&#39;t blame it on somebody&#39;s poor geographical bearings :huh: cheers&#33;

Hamidah-Salemah 04-17-2004 07:07 AM

hallo ;)
i heard he is going to get married this year (maybe have to marry). some believe it is his cousin, princess hamidah and others believe it is his commoner girlfriend. i think the name of his commoner girlfriend is emily steward. maybe someone has pictures of her? does someone know something about this upcoming wedding?

258cde 04-21-2004 06:26 PM

Maroco is not ME

hrhcp 04-22-2004 12:24 AM

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258cde&nbsp; Posted: Apr 21st, 2004 - 5:26 pm
Maroco is not ME

Pardon me .... I take it Maroco is Morocco (different spelling in different countries).
and ME is the Middle East ?

Mind you, in the USA, ME is short for Maine. :)

(And imho ME is me, the quintessence of my persona)


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