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Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman
bin Dato Setia Haji Mohamed Taib.


Date of Birth​​- 05 December 1942
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Educational ​background​- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Malaya (1966)
- Advanced courses on Management and Diplomacy, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (1978)
- Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, University of Hull, United Kingdom (1991)
- Doctor of Letters , honoris causa, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (1996)
- Honorary Fellowship of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (2010)
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​Awards​- Bestowed with the title of "Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Pahlawan" (3rd December 1981)
- Title was upgraded to “Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Lela” (1st April 2004) 
- Darjah Paduka Setia Negara Brunei Yang Amat Bahagia - Darjah Pertama (PSNB)
- Darjah Paduka Seri Laila Jasa Yang Amat Berjasa - Darjah Ketiga (SLJ)
- Pingat Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan - Kelas Pertama (PHBS)
- Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK)
- Pingat Kerja Lama
​Experience​- Speaker of Legislative Council (11 February 2015 – to date)
- Minister of Education (24 May 2005 – 28 Jun 2010)​
- Minister of Industry and Primary Resources (1989 – 23 May 2005)
- Minister of Education, concurrently as Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (1986 – 1988)
- Minister of Development (1984 – 1986)
- State Secretary (1980-1984)
- Held Various Positions in Government since (1966 – 1980):

  • Administrative Office at the State Secretariat, Senior Administrative Officer of the General Adviser to the Sultan, Director of Establishment and Head of Diplomatic Service 
  • Member of Council of Ministers, Privy Council and Legislative Council
  • Represented the Government of His Majesty’s of Brunei Darussalam on economic and trade issues; and issues on education in the following regional and international bodies:  
    1. Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers(AEM)
    2. East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)
    3. World Trade Organization (WTO)
    4. Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM)
    5. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
    6. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    7. Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Council (SEAMEC)
    8. General Conference of Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO)
    9. Conference of Commonwealth Ministers of Education (CCME)
    10. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation  Education Ministers Meeting (ASEMM)
    11. Conference of Ministers of Higher Education  and Scientific Research
    12. ASEAN Ministers of Education Meeting