Datin Paduka Hajah Intan


Datin Paduka Hajah Intan binti Hj Mohd Kassim

Chair ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) and the Brunei Commissioner on the Rights of Children
ACWC – ASEAN Inter-governmental Body President
Brunei Council on Social Welfare
Brunei Netball Association

Datin Paduka Intan started her first career with the Royal Brunei Police Force and stayed with the Force for nearly three decades. Thereafter, she assumed the role of Deputy Director of the Brunei’s Narcotics Control Bureau before becoming the first and only woman to head the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Brunei Darussalam. Between 2006 and 2008, Datin Intan was the CEO of Royal Brunei Technical Service in the Ministry of Defence. After retirement, she made her transition to academia and became a law lecturer at the University Sultan Shariff Ali (UNISSA) and also worked part-time as independent researcher.

Datin Intan is the recipient of three meritorious medals from His Majesty the Sultan; including a medal which carries the title of “Datin Paduka”. As the Chairperson of ACWC and the Brunei Commissioner on the Rights of Children, one of Datin Intan’s primary passions is to empower people to work systematically and to encourage them to excel with sound philosophies.

Her leadership philosophy is simple but important, yet it is often overlooked by managers who are too busy. The philosophy states that, “It is amazing how you can explore the ability of people in your organisations if you care enough to find out more about them.”

This article was published in the Apr-Jun 2014 issue of Inspire Magazine. Download it here!