Letters to the Editor

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Should gov’t provide private sector with incentives?

2015-08-27 I WOULD like to make reference to the letters “A vote for the private sector” and “Change mindset as early as possible”. I would have to agree AND disagree. We must take care not to generalise the private sector as a whole. Additionally, we should...

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

More needs to be done to continually develop Brunei’s junior athletes

2015-08-26 I REFER to your story printed in Tuesday’s edition of The Brunei Times entitled ‘HRH: Speedier post-mortems needed’. Firstly, I would like to thank BDNOC president His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah for his assessment of the country’s...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

A vote for the private sector

2015-08-25 WE HAVE a lot of unemployed locals not because we do not have available jobs but many of the jobseekers are eyeing to join the public sector and do not consider working in the private sector. These jobseekers avoid the private sector due to what...

Monday, 24 August 2015

Uncollected litter poses a serious health hazard

2015-08-24 ON BEHALF of the residents of Kg Perpindahan Meragang Jln Binglu, I plead the concerned authorities to take notice of the garbage litter, which is an eyesore in our area. I urge the authorities to set up a proper garbage collection point and...

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Curiosity over forest survey outcome

2015-08-22 THIS is with reference to the report “Belait Basin Wildlife Sanctuary proposed” in The Brunei Times dated August 10, 2015. The report says that the experts and environmental scientist have proposed the establishment of the Belait Basin Wildlife...

Friday, 21 August 2015

Can zakat funds be donated to those in need overseas?

2015-08-21 CAN Brunei zakat funds be used to help those in need abroad? The recent onslaught of natural disasters, like floods in our ASEAN region, and their call for aid made me wonder if our zakat can be handed out to the affected victims. I understand...

Concern on safety, health aspects of products sold in Brunei

2015-08-21 KUDOS to our youths who have stepped up and ventured into entrepreneurship. We have seen the rise of many online businesses recently and it does offer youths the opportunities they need such as income, employment and experience.However, in my...

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Change mindset as early as possible

2015-08-20 THE titah of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, urging the local jobseekers to shed preference for the civil service is most timely. For so many years we have seen...

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

MoE’s response on introduction of Environmental Studies to young students

2015-08-19 WE REFER to a letter by ‘VSN, Bandar’ published in The Brunei Times on August 6, 2015, the introduction of Environmental Studies at an earlier stage. At the Ministry of Education (MoE), careful planning has always been adopted before deciding on...

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Plea to get quality basketball referees

2015-08-18 FIRST of all, we would like to congratulate the BBA on organising the Mum Bakery Cup once again as this is the only basketball tournament that Brunei truly cares and enjoys annually. Yet, like all the other previous letters, we feel the BBA they...

Monday, 17 August 2015

Boosting tourism in the country

2015-08-17 I COULDN’T agree more with what Avid Watcher, Menglait, pointed out in his/ her letter to the editor titled ‘Lack of facilities could drive tourists away’. There is a serious need to improve our exit and entry points in the nation in order to...

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Need for standard basketball refereeing

2015-08-15 WITH the ongoing Mum Bakery Cup being held at the Brunei Basketball Association court in Batu Bersurat in conjunction with His Majesty’s 69th birthday, every team must be grieving about the poor standard of officiating. Most of the teams have...

Friday, 14 August 2015

Assess health care products while buying

2015-08-14 THANK you so much for publishing the story “The Natural Bar — a natural skin care business in Brunei”. This assures me that I don’t need to pay a fortune just to get imported hypoallergenic products as there are cheaper, locally-produced ones in...

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Please consider introducing attachment programmes

2015-08-13 I READ with interest on the article ‘Grooming scholars into future leaders’ published August 4, 2015 particularly at the word internship. Not that I am implying every scholar to have internships to Singapore but I believe every scholar especially...

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Ensuring sustainability of high quality marine water and environment

2015-08-12 I WOULD like to refer to an article entitled ”Brunei needs regular monitoring of water quality” published in The Brunei Times on Aug 6, 2015. It is a very inspiring comment to marine environment of Brunei Darussalam with special reference to Pelong...

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Plea to prevent vaping in public

2015-08-11 UPON reading the report ‘Expect more operations against smoking in public’ in The Brunei Times (August 4, 2015), I felt relieved and hailed the Ministry of Health (MoH) for its active role in addressing the issue. We are aware that smoking is...

Monday, 10 August 2015

Motorists still lack driving etiquette

2015-08-10 I RECENTLY had a bad experience on the roads in Gadong which reminded me that there is still so much Brunei drivers can learn with regards to driving etiquette. My mother was driving me around when we stopped at the junction under the bridge...

Saturday, 8 August 2015

SOBD Los Angeles medal haul lauded

2015-08-08 I WOULD like to congratulate Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam (SOBD) for winning three gold, three silver and three bronze medals at the recent Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Although they did not improve on their haul at...

Friday, 7 August 2015

Lack of facilities could drive tourists away

2015-08-07 THERE was one occasion I was on my way back to the Serasa ferry terminal after sorting out some banking details in Labuan. There were a number of backpackers, both Europeans and Asians, on the journey to Brunei, talking excitedly among themselves...

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Environmental studies should also be taught in schools at an early stage

2015-08-06 THIS is with reference to the report ‘ASEAN eco award for 2 Brunei schools’ published in The Brunei Times dated August 4, 2015. It's heartening to note that two — a primary and a secondary - schools were honoured at the Second ASEAN Eco-Schools...

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