Order of precedence in Brunei

Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah Order of precedence in Quebec

The Bruneian order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the Government of Brunei. It has no legal standing but is used to dictate ceremonial protocol at events of a national nature. The order of precedence is determined by the Sultan on the recommendation of National Ceremonies Department.[1]


The following lists precedence of offices and their holders as of March 2020.

Rank Position Incumbent (as of March 2020)
* Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
* Queen (Raja Isteri) Pengiran Anak Saleha
* Crown Prince (Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota) Al-Muhtadee Billah
* Crown Princess Pengiran Anak Sarah
1 Members of the Royal Family Sultan's sons (Pengiran Muda) (and includes their spouse and children):

Sultan's daughters (Pengiran Anak Puteri) (and includes their spouse and children):

  • Rashidah Saadatul Bolkiah
  • Mutawakkilah Hayatul Bolkiah
  • Majeedah Nurul Bolkiah
  • Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah
  • Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah
  • Fadzillah Lubabul Bolkiah
  • Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah
Sultan's brothers (Pengiran Muda) (and includes their spouse):

Sultan's sisters (Pengiran Anak Puteri) (and includes their spouse):

  • Masna
  • Norain
  • Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam
  • Amal Rakiah
2 Pengiran Cheteria 4
  • Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja, Idris Abdul Kahar
  • Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja, Abdul Rahim Kemaludin
  • Pengiran Sanggamara Diraja, Maj. Gen. Ibnu Basit Apong (Rtd.)
3 His Majesty's Special Adviser Awang Isa Awang Ibrahim
4 Speaker of the Legislative Council Abdul Rahman Mohamed Talib
5 Ministers
  • Awang Abu Bakar Apong, Minister of Home Affairs
  • Awang Badaruddin Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs
  • Ali Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism
  • Maj. Gen. Awang Halbi Mohammad Yusof (Rtd.), Second Minister of Defence
  • Dr. Awang Mohd. Isham Jaafar, Minister of Health
  • Awang Abdul Mokti Mohd. Daud, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
  • Mohd. Amin Liew Abdullah, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department / Second Minister of Finance and the Economy
  • Erywan Mohd. Yusof, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Suhaimi Gafar, Minister of Development
  • Mat Suny Md. Hussein, Minister of Energy
  • Hamzah Sulaiman, Minister of Education
  • Abdul Mutalib Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Info-communication
  • Maj. Gen. Aminuddin Ihsan Abidin (Rtd.), Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports
6 Mufti Abdul Aziz Juned
7 His Majesty's Private and Confidential Secretary Awang Mohd. Nawawi Awang Mohd. Taha
8 Attorney-General Hairul Arni Abdul Majid
9 Other Pengiran Cheteria Refer here
10 Grandchildren of Sultan Omar Ali Saifudden Refer to National Ceremonies Department
11 Distinguished persons Determined by the Sultan
12 Chief Syarie Judge Justice Salim Besar
13 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Steven Chong
14 Privy Councillors
  • Pengiran Abdul Aziz Pengiran Abu Bakar (appears after Princess Masna as her spouse; he is also Pengiran Lela Cheteria, the Lead Cheteria)
  • Awang Mohd. Jamil al-Sufri Awang Umar
  • Pengiran Idris Pengiran Abdul Kahar (appears above as Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja)
  • Pengiran Umar Pengiran Apong
  • Maj. Gen. Pengiran Ibnu Basit Pengiran Apong (Rtd.) (appears above as Pengiran Sanggamara Diraja)
  • Awang Mohd. Nawawi Awang Mohd. Taha
  • Pengiran Abdul Rahim Pengiran Kemaluddin (appears after Princess Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah as her spouse)
  • Awang Abdul Hamid Bakal
  • Awang Abdul Aziz Awang Umar
  • Awang Mohd. Zain Serudin
  • Awang Yahya Ibrahim
  • Abdul Wahab Md. Said
15 Deputy Ministers
16 Members of the Succession Council
17 Highly special persons Determined by the Sultan
18 Members of the Islamic Affairs Council
19 Chairman of Public Service Commission
20 Judges of Sharia Court of Appeal
21 Judges of Sharia High Court
22 Justices of the High Court
23 Clerk of Councils Judin Asar
24 Auditor-General
25 Special persons Determined by the Sultan
26 Resident Ambassadors and High Commissioners Refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
27 Non-resident Ambassadors and High Commissioners Refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
28 Members of the Legislative Council
29 Permanent Secretaries
30 Managing Director of Monetary Authority
31 Senior officials with a salary of BND 18,000
32 Retired Chief of Armed Forces
Retired Police Commissioner
33 Vice Chancellors of Universities
34 Deputy Chairman of Public Service Commission
35 Directors of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation
36 His Majesty's Deputy Private and Confidential Secretary Hamidon Ibrahim
Private and Confidential Secretary to the Crown Prince
37 Deputy Chief of Armed Forces
Deputy Commissioner of Police
Chief of military services
Chief of Joint Forces
38 Deputy Permanent Secretaries
39 Prosecutor-General
40 Deputy Chief of PENGGERAK
41 Chief Executive Officer of the Authority of Info-communications Technology Industry
42 Pengiran Peranakan Refer to National Ceremonies Department
43 Pehin Manteri Refer here
44 Manteri Hulubalang and Manteri Pedalaman Refer here
45 Heads of departments
Deputy heads of departments
Assistant heads of departments
Senior officials of departments
46 B3 officers
47 Officers holding academic degree
48 Children of Pehin Refer to National Ceremonies Department
49 Chieftains
50 Village heads
51 Imams
52 Businesspersons
53 Pensioners


  1. ^ "Susunan Kedudukan Jemputan" (PDF) (in Malay). Jabatan Adat Istiadat Negara, Negara Brunei Darussalam. Retrieved 4 March 2020.