Letters to the Editor

Monday, 20 October 2014

Making Brunei litter-free

2014-10-20 WE KNOW that Brunei is famous for its culture, heritage and pristine rain forest. But unfortunately we see this menace of litter and rubbish everywhere. At places, the garbage stinks and it is hard to clear the waste. The litter is mostly seen at...

Mobile phones a menace in schools

2014-10-20 THIS is the first time I’m writing to The Brunei Times, and I would like to share something about my school. I do love my school, but there is one thing that I don’t like when I’m at school. It is that some of the students bring their mobile...

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Minor work results in huge traffic jam

2014-10-18 I WAS driving down the Hassanal Bolkiah Highway towards the coastal highway heading to the Serasa Ferry Terminal in Muara on Saturday, September 6, about 12.15pm when traffic practically came to a standstill. It took about half an hour to travel...

Friday, 17 October 2014

Need more healthy food choices in Brunei

2014-10-17 IT'S good to see Brunei getting into fitness and healthy lifestyles over the recent years, and I certainly hope that this won't become another passing fad. I'm also thrilled to see a few healthy restaurants opening in the country, which is...

If only respect goes viral too

2014-10-17 IN REGARD to the article published on October 5, 2014, titled “Respect road accident victims and their family”, I would just like to say that I fully agree with what Permanent Secretary Abdul Mutalib POKSSDP Hj Md Yusof said. Nowadays, news...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

It’s time to rein in speeding motorists

2014-10-16 I HATE to criticise fellow motorists in Brunei as they are courteous and responsible, and rarely use the horn, which is a blessing to someone who has lived in noisier neighbouring countries. However, there is a tendency here not to use indicator...

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Fighting social, health issues on all fronts

2014-10-15 AS I read your newspaper, I seem to be reminded constantly how Bruneians are “fighting” so many issues. They’re either fighting breast cancer or obesity or poverty, and recently even “united with the world in fighting terror”. I think this is...

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Way to sustain seafood demand

2014-10-14 I AM writing this as an eco-diver and an environmental enthusiast. On World Ocean Day (June 8, 2013), a landmark declaration was made with the “consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam by the Department of...

Monday, 13 October 2014

Hoping the best for pupils in the PSR exams

2014-10-13 TODAY is the big day for our primary school students. As many as 6,537 Year Six pupils from public and private schools across the Sultanate are expected to appear for the PSR (Primary School Assessment) exams starting today until October 22. We...

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Developing Kg Ayer into a modern water village

2014-10-11 ACCORDING to a study conducted by a senior lecturer from Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif ‘Ali, it was found that 71 per cent of Kg Ayer residents have trouble sending their children to schools due to lack of transport and finance. (BT, September 30...

Need clean toilets at the hospital

2014-10-11 I RECENTLY visited a relative in RIPAS Hospital last weekend and although I was impressed with the friendly nurses and the upgrades done to the wards, my disappoint came when I had to visit the washroom. Broken doors, cracked ceilings, blown light...

Friday, 10 October 2014

Move to educate youth on social media hailed

2014-10-10 I READ with interest your report titled “Understanding social media impacts” published in The Brunei Times (Sept 19, 2014) . I think it is really nice that the Curriculum Development Department, under the Ministry of Education (MoE), plans to help...

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Lights at zebra crossing in Bandar hailed

2014-10-09 I AM writing to express my appreciation over the setting up of traffic lights at the zebra crossing in Bandar on Jalan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, close to the Standard Chartered Bank and Burger King. I have noticed that the traffic lights are now...

Begging teenager harasses shoppers

2014-10-09 A LOCAL teenage-beggar is harrassing shoppers along Jalan Pretty in Kuala Belait. This beggar has been targeting unsuspecting shoppers and foreign tourists for the last two years. The teenager, who pretends to be mute, begs for money from...

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

MCYS responds on swimming pool proposals

2014-10-08 DEAR Editor,  With reference to the letter published in The Brunei Times Letters to the Editor column dated September 20, 2014 titled `Suggestions to improve national swimming pool’ written by Haji Jefri, the Department of Youth and Sports,...

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Crime cases sully Brunei moniker

2014-10-07 I WOULD like to comment on the report “No leniency with criminals” published in The Brunei Times (October 5, 2014). We share the serious concern shown by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam over the recent murder (and...

Monday, 6 October 2014

Awareness drive to overcome breast cancer

2014-10-06 AS BREAST Cancer Awareness month continues, I am happy to note that the Sultanate is among the hundreds of countries taking part in its observance. In the article “Breast cancer awareness campaign on October 15-19” which appeared in your paper on...

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Doctors’ welfare needs a new prescription

2014-10-04 WE HAVE seen continuous developments have been purported by different organisations in their quest to realize Brunei’s Vision 2035. To name a few were the Demerit [Point System], Bru-HIMS, public transport with specific routes, revival of GEMS [...

Friday, 3 October 2014

Low hanging cables fixed in Temburong

2014-10-03 DEAR Editor,  The Department of Electrical Services (DES) would like to refer to the report “Concern over dangling power cables” published in The Brunei Times dated September 30, 2014. First and foremost, we would like to record our sincere...

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Poor customer service at fitness centre

2014-10-02 DEAR Editor,  Recently, I had been forced to experience one of the most embarrassing moments in my life which happened in one of the well- known fitness centres in the nation. I was a non-member who frequented the centre and prior to this...

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