Honorary Fellow 1990

  • 2018: Retired as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (II) Brunei
  • 2015: James Callaghan Memorial Lecture
  • 2014: Honorary Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia
  • 1990: Honorary Fellow & Doctor of Science University of Wales - Swansea

The Honourable Pehin Dato Lim Jock Seng received his Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) in Sociology/Social Anthropology from Swansea University and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He started his career at the Brunei Museum as Deputy Director and Director and was subsequently transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam as Director-General of ASEAN-Brunei Darussalam in August 1983. He was then appointed as Brunei Darussalam’s High Commissioner for New Zealand in February 1986.

In May 1986, he became the Director of Politics at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was promoted to the post of Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the same year.

He was appointed by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah as a member of the Privy Council in 2003 and as an official member of the Legislative Council in 2004.

For his services, he was conferred the title of Pehin Menteri and Dato Seri Setia, as well as other meritorious awards by His Majesty. He was appointed as the Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in May 2005.

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