Editorial

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...

Monday, 15 September 2014

Brunei bid for regional peace

2014-09-15 BRUNEI’S deployment of defence and security personnel to serve with the 11th International Monitoring Team (IMT) in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao has marked another milestone in the Sultanate’s continuous commitment in contributing...

Friday, 12 September 2014

Let’s go back to healthy lifestyle recommended by Quran

2014-09-12 WE SHOULD not forget that Islam considers health as a basic human right. Our Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mentioned in one of his sayings (hadith): “Your body has a right over you.” (Sahih Bukhari) The World Health Organisation...

Thursday, 11 September 2014

World changed on this day

2014-09-11 ON THIS day in 2001 the world as we knew it changed dramatically with the attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York as well as the Pentagon in Washington DC. A fourth flight, United Flight 93, was crashed deliberately by the...

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The vagaries of nature

2014-09-10 IT COULD be the destructive impact of the environmental phenomenon called El Nino or just simply the vagaries of nature. While some parts of the world are reeling under a dry spell, the others are facing an unprecedented deluge, with death and...

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Technology and famliy ties

2014-09-09 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in his titah at the UBD’s 26th Convocation ceremony raised a very pertinent question about parents not giving proper attention to their children’s school attendance.The issue has wider...

Monday, 8 September 2014

UBD should boost research

2014-09-08 HIS Majesty, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in a titah during the 26th UBD convocation had questioned the lack of research publications made by the university’s academic staff. His Majesty, in his capacity as the Chancellor of...

Friday, 5 September 2014

Embarking on a spiritual journey to be the guests of Allah

2014-09-05 InsyaAllah, 400 Bruneian Muslims will soon embark on a spiritual journey to be the “guests of Allah” in Mekah, Saudi Arabia, where they will perform Haj – the last of the five pillars of Islam. The first batch will depart on Sept 10 while the...

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