Letters to the Editor

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Suggestions to improve national swimming pool

2014-09-20 THE national swimming pool needs improvements to its existing infrastructures. Currently the floor in the changing area is always wet and could endanger people who could slip or fall while walking on it. Bacteria are also more likely to reproduce...

Call for austerity measures timely

2014-09-20 WASTE not, want not. It's an age-old lesson that we refuse to learn. It's probably a good wake-up call for the country when its largest private firm (referring to front-page news on BSP's austerity measures, September 1) publicly states a desire to...

Friday, 19 September 2014

DES responds on Seria bypass street lighting

2014-09-19 THE Department of Electrical Services (DES) would like to thank the concerned road user for the concern raised in the article “Concern on Seria bypass carriageway” published in The Brunei Times dated Sept 13, 2014. Regarding the lack of street...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Careless drain work causing huge hassle

2014-09-18 DEAR Editor, I applaud JKR Sewerage Section’s concept to have all houses, wherever possible, connected to main sewerage, and not use septic tanks discharging into roadside drains. But there are issues in the implementation of the works. I live...

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Schools need to care more for the disabled

2014-09-17 DEAR Editor,  In response to the Letter to the Editor in The Brunei Times dated September 15, 2014, I would like to support the proposal to have a different ranking system for schools under the Ministry of Education in order to provide ‘holistic...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Ferry services should look into safety aspects

2014-09-16 DEAR Editor, I am dismayed to hear of yet another fatal ferry disaster in Asia, this one taking place in the waters off the Central Philippines last Saturday (September 13). It came as no surprise to me to learn that the Maharlika II is a roll-on...

Monday, 15 September 2014

Schools should care for special needs students

2014-09-15 IT IS high time that the Ministry of Education revamp the ranking system of schools, especially when it comes to public examination performance. I am proposing this as most schools, particularly private schools relying on flawless results (passing...

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Concern on Seria bypass carriageway

2014-09-13 THE condition of old Seria bypass carriageway is getting worse. The old carriageway is very wavy and dangerous for motorists to drive especially at night. Furthermore, the newly-opened carriageway is too dark, which is dangerous for both motorists...

Time to have major shakeup in our education system

2014-09-13 IT’S TIME to have major shakeup in our education system. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam views that some academics are not doing enough to develop knowledge is affirmative (The Brunei Times, September 7). His...

Friday, 12 September 2014

Youth festival an avenue for talent show

2014-09-12 DEAR Editor,  Last weekend’s Youth Festival was a sight to behold. The Youth Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan became home to entrepreneurs and those with various other interests and hobbies, all under one roof. It also became evident that there are...

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Parents’ woes against school

2014-09-11 DEAR Editor,  FRUSTRATION with this particular school management’s inefficient handling of its students’ welfare has made us write to The Brunei Times as your paper can better understand our concerns as parents who like others, trust the school...

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Steps to prevent mosquito growth and dengue fever

2014-09-10 DEAR Editor,  I am writing this due to my concern over the growing mosquito menace in Brunei. I spend most of my time outdoors, especially during the evenings where I sweat it out for long. However, I have been noticing that almost everytime I...

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Information on conversion

2014-09-09 DEAR Editor, This is in response to the letter ‘Murut student’s need for information on conversion’ published in The Brunei Times dated Sept 6, 2014. The student asked whether he needs any witness or proper process to become a Muslim in Brunei?...

Museum responds

2014-09-09 DEAR Editor,  We refer to the complaint on ‘museum closure’ published in your edition dated Aug 28, 2014 by ‘Annoyed by Closure’. An art competition and show was held in conjunction with the 68th birthday celebration of His Majesty the Sultan and...

Monday, 8 September 2014

Running from pillar to post for getting labour information

2014-09-08 DEAR Editor,  I am a proud Bruneian and an owner of a small technology business. My line of business requires me to get some niche skills which means I have to look out for expats with these skills along with my local support employees. Having...

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Opportunities Brunei can take in Mindanao region

2014-09-06   I READ with interest news on the Philippines looking to tap into Islamic banking and halal goods at the Mindanao Business Conference in the BIMP-EAGA page on Wednesday, (http://www.bt. com.bn/news-asia/2014/09/03/islamic-banking-halal-goods-...

Murut student needs information on conversion

2014-09-06   I WANT to refer to The Brunei Times’ Islamia pullout on page B6 titled ‘Embracing Islam Early: Story of a 14-year-old Revert’, published August 15. The article was about a teenager who converted to Islam by following the guidelines set out in...

Friday, 5 September 2014

Myanmar reacts to views on its population enumeration

2014-09-05 I WISH to make a few observations in response to the “Editorial: A Faulty Census”, that appeared in The Brunei Times (Sept 3, 2014). The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar conducted its nationwide census from March 30 to April 10,...

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Grateful to Malaysian police

2014-09-04 I WOULD like to convey my gratitude to several good Samaritans who offered assistance to my sister and her children in Limbang, a few days before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration. They were travelling from Brunei Muara to Temburong, through...

Take steps, gear up to face flash floods

2014-09-04 DEAR Editor, This is with reference to your report “Downpour triggers flash floods in Temburong” (The Brunei Times, Aug 31, 2014). The report said that boat services between Brunei-Muara and Temburong were temporarily suspended as the sole...

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