Editorial

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...

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Statehood for Palestine now

2014-09-04 PALESTINE’S chief negotiator Saeb Erekat is to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry to call for a time table to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinan territory and to press the case for Palestinian statehood by the end of the year.This comes amid...

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A faulty census

2014-09-03 COUNTRIES the world over hold periodic population census to collect crucial demographic data, apart from finding the rate of population growth, which will enable them to ascertain the people’s socio-economic conditions and standard of living as...

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Israeli illegal land grab

2014-09-02 AFTER having failed to achieve any of its political and military goals during the seven-week long barbaric bombing of Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is back to his old ways – grabbing Palestinian land in complete violation of...

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...

Pages