“MatBaim” is a pseudonym.MatBaimwas born in 1946 and served as a government officer in the Brunei public service. After his retirement in October 2001, he was appointed as a member of the Public Service Commission. During his tenure in the government service, he had served under five governments. For his outstanding service to the country, he was appointed by His Majesty as a member of the Most Honourable Crown of Brunei - Second Class, carrying the title of Dato Paduka. It was after his retirement, at the age of 63, that he started writing regularly. All together he has written a book published bythe Language and Literature Bureau of Brunei, and some 50 article and stories published by a local daily. He said that his skills in writing was developed when he was studying in Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh (1958-1964).