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Prince Jefri Bolkiah

Noble person from Brunei

Prince Jefri Bolkiah, full name His Royal Highness Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Jefri Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien (born 1 January 1954), is a member of the Brunei Royal Family. His elder brother is current Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. Prince Jefri was the finance minister of his oil-rich country from 1986 to 1998. He also served as chairman of the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) which invests much of the country's wealth and was responsible for overseas investments. In the wake of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, the sultan had external accountants audit the books of BIA, resulting in charges by the Brunei government that Prince Jefri had embezzled $14.8 billion. He denies the charges but in 2000 agreed to turn over his personal holdings to the government, in return for avoiding criminal prosecution and being allowed to keep a personal residence in Brunei. After numerous legal disputes and appeals, in 2007 Britain's Privy Council ruled that this agreement is enforceable. His various legal issues with the Bruneian state have become the most expensive legal case in British legal history. Prince Jefri is known for  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Jefri Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien
Date of birth
1954-11-06
Place of birth
Bandar Seri Begawan
Nationality
Brunei
Parents
Omar Ali Saifuddin III, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit
Spouse(s)
Ayen Munji Claire Kelly Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Norhayati binti Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman
Children
Prince Bahar Princess Hamidah Prince Abdul Hakeem
Siblings
Hassanal Bolkiah
Profession
Crown Prince

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