Editorial

Friday, 19 December 2014

Strengthen faith in order to steer clear of corruption

2014-12-19 CORRUPTION is one of the worst ills of society that haunts many countries around the world. The abuse of authority and resources by governments and public servants hampers the progress of nations, alienates ordinary citizens and prevents them from...

Friday, 12 December 2014

Bringing youths closer to the mosque and Almighty Allah

2014-12-12 IT WAS really heartening to see a Bruneian youth performing a prayer humbly and serenely at the Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque recently. What was even more special about this young man was that he was promoting Solat and calling on others to...

Friday, 5 December 2014

Helping new converts to stay on the right path

2014-12-05 EVERY year, Muslims in the Sultanate welcome new members into the community as hundreds of people choose to embrace the Islamic faith. These new Muslims might have chosen Islam for various reasons and through various ways, but surely, they are...

Friday, 28 November 2014

No compromise to groups seeking to invalidate the Quran

2014-11-28 THERE is no reason whatsoever not to appropriately and immediately respond to the most recent titah of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in which he reminded the nation to be cautious against groups that use knowledge...

Friday, 21 November 2014

Tahfiz institute produces the protectors of Allah’s Book

2014-11-21 INDEED the hafiz or people who memorise Al-Quran are among the chosen ummah and are known as the protectors of the Book of Allah, because memorising the Noble Quran is one of the most important ways of preserving Allah’s messages. The teachers and...

Friday, 7 November 2014

UNISSA must produce more qualified, religious human resources

2014-11-07 IF UNIVERSITI Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) really expects to live up to its credentials as an edifice of Islamic knowledge and learning and become a centre for spreading Islam in the region, it has to positively and truly respond to the strategic...

Friday, 31 October 2014

Developing the just, best and chosen ummah

2014-10-31 IN ITS quest to develop a just, best and chosen ummah (community) or the ummatan wasatan as mentioned in Al-Quran, Brunei will continue to take the best advantage of science and technology by using them to marvel the power of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’...

Friday, 24 October 2014

Get united with Hijrah spirit to support Allah’s Laws

2014-10-24 INSYAALLAH, by the grace of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, Muslims will flock to mosques across the sultanate this evening to welcome the New Year of Hijrah 1436. Welcoming the Islamic New Year, this year Brunei adopts “Bersatu Mendukung Undang-Undang...

Friday, 17 October 2014

Religious education needs to be developed further

2014-10-17 THERE is one important message that must not escape from our attention in a titah delivered by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on the occasion of the commemoration of the 24th Teacher’s Day and 100 years of Formal...

Friday, 3 October 2014

How to preserve pure condition of iman after Haj

2014-10-03 SOME 400 Bruneians will be among close to two million Muslim pilgrims gathering around the Mount of Arafah, east of Mekah, at the peak of the Haj today to beg Allah’s forgiveness, chanting “O Allah, I am answering your call!” This wukuf, the climax...

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Cutting carbon emission

2014-10-01 DESPITE inhibitions and differences in some quarters, the UN Climate Change Summit last week in New York, that saw the assemblage of over 120 world leaders, firmly reaffirmed its resolve to cut significantly greenhouse gases and to evolve alternate...

Monday, 29 September 2014

Brunei flays terrorism

2014-09-29 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam delivered an important titah at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in which the monarch affirmed that Brunei stands united with the international...

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Fighting loss of biodiversity

2014-09-25 COUNTRIES in Southeast Asia need to work harder on strategies to protect biodiversity in the region, as years of cooperation have yet to effectively counter the threats. The ASEAN way of solving problems may present a challenge to solving...

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Providing aid to the flood-hit

2014-09-24 A LITTLE over two weeks after the devastating floods that hit India’s northern state of Jammu and Kashmir and parts of Pakistan, the gravity of the calamity has been unfolding by the day with mounting death toll and property destruction worth...

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Driving schools and road safety

2014-09-23 THE decision by the Land Transport Department (LTD) to implement a new set of requirements to improve the operations and credibility of driving schools in the country is a welcome step in improving the road safety. We all are aware that with the...

Monday, 22 September 2014

Valuable skills for youth

2014-09-22 THE government has often reiterated that youth will play an important role to help realise our nation’s dreams and aspirations towards the ‘Wawasan 2035’ (Vision 2035). The Ministry of Education felt that youth should be trained in disciplinary...

Friday, 19 September 2014

Bringing up a generation with excellence

2014-09-19 IT IS understandable why His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam felt disappointed with the attitude of some parents and guardians who failed to adequately pay attention to their children’s education. This attitude could, of...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Ensuring gender parity

2014-09-18 BRUNEI once again emphasised the presence of women in the police force and the growth of their involvement in community policing during the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Women Police. It’s an important milestone that deserves the...

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A boost to Indo-Sino ties

2014-09-17 TODAY, on the eve of the fiercely contested historic Scotland referendum, Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his first India visit by landing in Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat and also the home state of the new nationalist, Prime Minister...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Unhealthy habits & NCDS

2014-09-16 HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, while launching the national campaign to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) raised concern over how unhealthy lifestyle has...

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