Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Brunei’s EPI rank developed by Yale does not reflect the actual excellent environment of the country

2016-05-03 I WOULD like to comment on the article published by The Brunei Times on January 11, 2016 entitled “Brunei 2nd in ASEAN Eco-Index” with reference to a stakeholder briefing initiated by the Minister of Development by the expert from Yale University...

Monday, 2 May 2016

Great customer service

2016-05-02 I RESIDE in the Rimba area and I have been having trouble with my Internet connection for the last month or so. I made a complaint to TelBru, my service provider, and I would like to applaud their customer service staff for how they have handled my...

Saturday, 30 April 2016

The need to equip homes with fire safety equipment

2016-04-30 I WAS very concerned after reading the story “Lack of fire safety norms endanger most houses” that was published in The Brunei Times on April 25, 2016. I found out that most households may lose their homes to fire simply because they don’t have...

Friday, 29 April 2016

How to ensure solar power plant project is as efficient, clean as output?

2016-04-29 SOLAR energy has long been touted as a potential solution towards cleaner and greener energy. From the surface, it seems to tick all the right boxes to halt rising carbon emissions. However, before riding off into the sunset towards a “better...

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Please stop open burning! Let us breathe in fresh air

2016-04-28 THERE has been a lot of complaints about irresponsible open burnings by selfish people these days due to haze and the extremely hot weather, but is there any action to combat these issues by any relevant authorities? My neighbour, loves to do open...

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Solar power plan for Temburong good for national reserve

2016-04-27 IT IS indeed good news when the government announces that it plans to harness the sun’s energy to power Temburong homes in three years time, as reported in the “Solar power plan for Temburong” article that was published in The Brunei Times on April...

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Football’s uplift: A few things to review

2016-04-26 I REFER to the report ‘NFABD, FAM to discuss possible M-League return’ published in The Brunei Times (April 21, 2016). Although I welcome the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam’s (NFABD) initiative to have a Bruneian representative...

Monday, 25 April 2016

DES response on power cut in Belait

2016-04-25 IN REFERENCE to the article “Power Cut troubles Scores of People” written by Loyal DES Customer, published in The Brunei Times on April 23, 2016, the Department of Electrical Services would like to convey its deepest apologies for the inconvenience...

Saturday, 23 April 2016

DES apologies

2016-04-23 THE Department of Electrical Services (DES) would like to convey its deepest apologies to all customers affected by the power outages in Kg Perpindahan Rimba, Skim Tanah Kurnia Rakyat Jati (STKRJ) and Kg Rimba on April 19 and 20. There is no...

Power cut troubles scores of people

2016-04-23 LAST Sunday, April 17 2016, was a hot sweltering day with the temperature scaling 33 degrees Celsius. And to make the things worse, at about 12.07pm the power suddenly went out, inconveniencing over 10,000 residents of Kg Mumong, Kg Pandan and...

Friday, 22 April 2016

Please don’t let Brunei become haven for crime doers

2016-04-22 I NOTICED that there have been many crimes committed in Brunei, judging by the cases reported in your paper. It is alarming, really. And what’s more disturbing, is that the number of sexual abuse cases are on the rise. Every day there is at least...

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The world according to my reading experience

2016-04-21 I HAVE to agree with the opinion of the writer of “Limited range of books bothers book-lovers” that was published on April 19 in The Brunei Times. The range of books, including fiction and non-fiction, is limited in Brunei and this is what irks...

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Open burning plaint: Need for fast action

2016-04-20 I RECENTLY had an outdoor swimming pool installed at home and of course, my young children have been very eager to make use of it. Unfortunately, my neighbours are always burning in the open, and it is very unhealthy for my family to be exposed to...

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Limited range of books bothers book-lovers

2016-04-19 THE efforts being taken to promote reading and good literature are commendable. As a reader myself, I’m excited that of late the country has been seeing increased book events and promotional acivities. However, the readers and booklovers do face...

Monday, 18 April 2016

EIDPMO’s response to concern on the process of setting up a business

2016-04-18 WE WOULD like to thank the writer of the article “Understanding the process of setting up a business is important” published in The Brunei Times on April 15, 2016 and for the concern raised. The website www.business.gov.bn was set up to...

Saturday, 16 April 2016

It’s time for Brunei to have metered taxis

2016-04-16 I WAS pleased to read the report ‘LTD opening tender for taximeters’ in The Brunei Times dated April 15, 2016. I think it is about time Brunei starts running metered taxis. There are many in Brunei who do not own cars, and the infrequent buses...

Friday, 15 April 2016

Understanding the process of setting up a business is important

2016-04-15   Dear Editor, KEEPING up with the latest developments in the country, I would like to commend those working on the ease of doing business initiative. Most of the work being done for this initiative seems very progressive however, how...

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Stop open burning; save our forest and threatened biodiversity

2016-04-14 THIS is with reference to the report “Forest fires serious threat to large tree native to Borneo” published in The Brunei Times dated April 11, 2016. It's quite disturbing to know that the recurring forest fires are endangering a kind of large...

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Concern on reintegration of CDC into RIPAS Hospital

2016-04-13 A FEW days ago my son’s therapist at the Child Development Centre (CDC) informed me that the centre will soon cease to exist and that all health professionals and staff under the centre will be integrated back into Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha...

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The role of private firms in growth

2016-04-12 I FOLLOW the stories appearing in the Opinion columns of The Brunei Times and usually come across the refrain: “Has the relevant authorities done anything about this?” It seems like there are so many agencies popping up from the government because...

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