Today also marks the 50th anniversary of a number of government departments, which were formed as a result of the signing of Brunei's constitution. Among the departments are the Islamic Religious Department (now upgraded as a ministry) and the Attorney General's Chamber (AGC).
So how much progress, development and advancement has Brunei achieved since 1959? Just look around and decide for yourself.
To qoute a famous American, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country".