Editorial

Monday, 1 September 2014

The need for ASEAN Hotline

2014-09-01 THE past week has seen Brunei busy hosting a workshop on establishing a direct communications link for ASEAN and beyond. Analysts said that the staging of this technical workshop is seen as the first step in developing arrangement phase of the...

Friday, 29 August 2014

Let’s show gratitude to Allah through worship

2014-08-29 ONE of the fundamental components of our relationship with Allah is worship. As our heart is filled with gratitude to our Benefactor, we express indebtedness, humility, and surrender to Him. It is a normal experience that a person who owes a debt...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Nurturing entrepreneurs

2014-08-28 BRUNEI startups in the information technology sector (IT) have a lot going for them for years now in terms of significant support from the government. The continued assistance raises our hopes of seeing more of our startups build their confidence...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Humanitarian disaster

2014-08-27 WHILE the onus now is on the International Court of Justice to censure and take action against the warring nations and outfits the world over for crimes against humanity, the crucial issue that immediately needs global attention is the...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

UN double standards

2014-08-26 UN’S Human rights chief Navi Pillay’s strong criticism of the UN Security Council for its failure to prevent conflicts around the world has raised very pertinent questions about the efficacy of the world body in stopping the bloodshed.The outgoing...

Monday, 25 August 2014

Protecting wildlife

2014-08-25 DESPITE our government’s efforts to protect our wildlife, there are still some poachers and perpetrators who dare to defy the law. The Brunei Times recently published an article about Malayan sun bears as young as four months old that were put on...

Friday, 22 August 2014

Keep Ramadhan spirit alive for the rest of the year

2014-08-22 INSYAALLAH, with the grace of Allah the Almighty, the quality of taqwa (god-consciousness, piety) Ramadhan has taught us, still occupy our hearts even though the blessed month has left us almost for a month and our environment is returning back to...

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Growing our own rice

2014-08-21 NEWS of the launch of Brunei Darussalam’s rice milling complex in Wasan comes at a good time, just a year before the Sultanate is to mark an important milestone in its quest for rice self-sufficiency of 60 per cent. The Ministry of Industry and...

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Fighting crime against women

2014-08-20 THE alarming cases of gender discrimination and violence have become so exasperating, of late, in India, the world’s largest democracy that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first Independence Day address, last week from the ramparts of the...

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

HM’s gift to Bruneian youth

2014-08-19     HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has given a wonderful gift to the Bruneian youth in the form of the education loan facility on the occasion of his 68th birthday. The loan facility has opened new vistas for the...

Monday, 18 August 2014

New maritime silk route

2014-08-18 IN A recent development, ASEAN member states have welcomed China’s initiative of building the new Maritime Silk Road that will hopefully enhance cooperation in various fields between China and the Southeast Asian region. This move is seen as one of...

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Happy birthday Your Majesty

2014-08-14 TODAY we come together again as a nation to celebrate the auspicious 68th anniversary of the birth of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. More than ever, we have ample reasons to express gratitude as a people for the...

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Keeping vigil against Ebola

2014-08-13     IT WAS a sigh of relief not only for Hong Kong but also the Asian region, when a 31-year-old Nigerian man, who showed suspected symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus on arrival in the country last week, tested negative at a local hospital. The...

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Seeking a solution to the South China Sea turmoil

2014-08-12 THE South China Sea is making waves again. In a recent move, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China would employ a dual-track approach to deal with the South China Sea issue – direct consultation with claimants, and engaging all of...

Monday, 11 August 2014

Time Israel is punished for Gaza war crimes

2014-08-11 AS PALESTINIANS prepare to approach the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors for investigating Israeli war crimes in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rushed to the United States to discuss ways of keeping the spotlight...

Friday, 8 August 2014

Let’s cherish unity, peace and stability by getting closer to Allah

2014-08-08 THERE is no reason whatsoever for us here not to thank Allah the Almighty for having blessed us with two important aspects in life -- peace and stability – two elements which are luxury and non-existent in some countries. The presence of a higher...

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Are we baby-friendly?

2014-08-07 NYTIME a mother cannot find a space where she could sit and pump breast milk because there is no appropriate facility in a workplace or public place is a problem for a breastfeeding campaign. You hear of such concern here in the Sultanate, which...

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Ebola alert

2014-08-06 EPIDEMICS, from time to time, have been breaking out the world over, claiming hundreds of lives and spreading a scare. In the not too distant past, scourges like bird and swine flu have created havoc in different parts of the world.Of late, the...

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Israel loses war on all fronts

2014-08-05 “WE MUST defeat Hamas – next time”, the headline in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz is the most serious indictment of the Zionist misadventure in Gaza. In fact, this has been Israel’s most self-defeating war. Backed by world’s most monstrous war...

Monday, 4 August 2014

Peace bid in Thai south

2014-08-04 IN A recent bid to seek peace, Thailand authorities have agreed to let Malaysia continue to facilitate the peace dialogue with the South separatists - including representatives of Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) - in a move which could lead to the...

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