Thursday, 5 December 2013
AFTER days of violence, that claimed four lives and injured several, there’s a welcome calm in Thailand’s trouble-torn capital Bangkok. After going on rampage and occupying several ministries, including the Prime Minister’s office, the anti-...
Monday, 2 December 2013
AT THE recent Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College’s (KUPU SB) third convocation, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in a titah noted that effective teaching methods should be adopted to produce...
Thursday, 28 November 2013
THE news that 31 Bruneian automotive students will be undergoing the Apprentice Training Programme beginning next month at the Mechanic Training Centre is encouraging
They have been undergoing the Brunei Darussalam Technical and Vocational...
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
CLOSE on the heels of the historic nuclear deal between Iran and the United States, a ray of hope emerged, with the UN announcement on Monday that the Geneva II convention to resolve the Syrian crisis would be held on January 22. This glad tiding,...
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
THE historic nuclear deal reached between world powers and Iran has again proven that diplomacy can resolve the most complicated and complex issues. Negotiations across the table should always be given the preference over confrontation. The...
Monday, 25 November 2013
OUR government in the past years has often stressed the importance of nurturing good reading habits in our society.
The Ministry of Education lamented a few years back that the poor reading culture that is prevalent in our country has been blamed...
Thursday, 21 November 2013
HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has rightly raised the issue of unemployment among the youth in his titah during the National Youth Day celebrations. Youth are backbone of any society both – socially and...
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
THOUGH the move to release 69 more political prisoners on Friday further strengthened Myanmar’s reformist agenda, the rallies and demonstrations by a section of Buddhist monks against a visit by the delegation of the Organisation of Islamic...
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
ADDRESSING climate change has become a critically urgent global imperative, and no longer one to be tackled on an ad hoc basis by countries so inclined at their whim and fancy.
That human activities - especially in industrial nations with...
Monday, 18 November 2013
THE Southeast Asian region endures seemingly never-ending natural disasters, in which many of them deadly. When the supertyphoon Haiyan recently ravaged the Philippines islands, the clarion call for action has come for the regional association to...
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
ALTHOUGH intense talks in Geneva on Iran nuclear programme failed to produce any deal, the progress made on the issue between the Islamic Republic and the world leaders has unnerved Israel.
Getting increasingly isolated, Israeli Prime...
CRISIS looms large in Maldives, the small Indian Ocean atoll nation, with the Supreme Court suspending the presidential runoff vote, the third time in span of two months, hours before it was to begin on Sunday.
The top court’s move has drawn...
Monday, 11 November 2013
EXPERTS have often said developed countries need to prioritise their focus and budget on cyber security since cyber crimes have the potential to cause huge economic loss.
One thousand security incidents were reported by the Brunei Computer...
Thursday, 7 November 2013
THAT Brunei Darussalam has a literacy rate that is second highest in Southeast Asia may not be news anymore for anyone following the Sultanate’s efforts at keeping education at the top of the development agenda. But there is no room for complacency...
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
THE shocking incident of sinking of yet another decrepit boat carrying over 70 Rohingyas, including women and children, off the western Myanmar coast, has been reported on Sunday. The boat heading for Bangladesh, carrying the minority Muslims from...
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
WHO can understand apartheid better than South Africans? Having suffered decades of racial discrimination, the South Africans can truly empathise with the Palestinians, who are facing unspeakable discrimination and atrocities at the hands of...
Monday, 4 November 2013
Syariah Law ahistoric move
IT WAS indeed a historic move when His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on October 22 announced the government’s move to enforce the phased introduction of the Syariah Penal Code Order...
Thursday, 31 October 2013
THE Geneva II conference, schedule for November 23, to resolve the intractable Syrian standoff may, like the first summit, end up as an exercise in futility given the boycott call by the hawkish 19 rebel groups fighting against President Bashar al-...
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
QUESTIONS continue to cast a cloud of doubt on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) realising its vision of an economic community by end-2015. The Asian Development Bank recently released a report monitoring economic integration in...
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
THE US administrations — whether under President George W Bush or President Barack Obama — has been using drones as weapon of choice in what it calls the “global war on terror”.
Drones have been used in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen and in...