Letters to the Editor

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Ministry’s response on mosquitoes, dengue fever

2014-11-01 THE Ministry of Health would like to refer to the letter by Concerned Citizen titled “Steps to Prevent Mosquito Growth and Dengue Fever” published in The Brunei Times on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. The Department of Health Services wishes to...

Friday, 31 October 2014

Host of problems in Lumut terrace housing area

2014-10-31 I WOULD like to know why there isn’t any street sign in Lumut’s terrace house locality. The new terrace houses in Lumut were built a few years ago and I have stayed in one of them for a year. However, the street signs have not been installed till...

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Cyber security is about protecting information too

2014-10-30 A CYBER security conference event was held recently in Brunei and among other things that was mentioned there was that cyber security is not just about computer security and includes information security. So organisations in Brunei that store...

Keep up the good work and keep us safe

2014-10-30 I, LIKE many others, offered a sigh of relief when the police were able to bring the man accused of rape and robbery to court and be charged. With the strings of serious crime that have been in the news lately, it’s hard to feel safe knowing that...

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Algebra of violence in the Mideast - (III)

2014-10-29 WHAT about this: In February 1994, a Jewish settler, Dr Baruch Goldstein, with a gun and hand grenades, entered the Ibrahim Mosque during Friday dawn prayers. Opening fire, Goldstein killed 29 Muslim worshipers and wounded 125. Eventually he was...

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Algebra of violence in the Mideast - (II)

2014-10-28 PRESCIENTLY, the grave concern expressed by Gary Burge actually almost covers the content of his book: “Whose Lands? Whose Promise? — What Christians Are Not Being Told about Israel and the Palestinians.” It is about “a profound injustice committed...

Monday, 27 October 2014

Algebra of violence in the Middle East

2014-10-27 RESPECTFULLY, this is a rather complex article to write. The subject matter is inter-related, a net-work of the cycle of violences and retributions between Muslims in the Middle East, and the Zionist violent apartheid practices on the Palestinian...

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Encouraging authorities to promote fitness

2014-10-25 RECENTLY the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sport created a movement called “FIT MALAYSIA” to encourage its people to do sports while at the same time raising awareness on active lifestyle and propelling the country as a sporting nation. Even the...

Friday, 24 October 2014

Concern on parents taking kids to watch violent movies in the cinemas

2014-10-24 I LOVE to go to movies but I have been noticing a very disturbing trend as I keep seeing parents bringing their young children to movies that contain excessive amounts of violence. Unbelievably, some parents even bring babies to the movies while...

Time for authorities to consider train services in Brunei

2014-10-24 I READ with interest on the article one of your journalists wrote regarding the new Land Transport Master Plan where the Transport for Brunei Authority will act as the executive agency ensuring its objectives are met. It was stated that under the...

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Happy with proposal to overhaul transport system

2014-10-23 I READ the article on your esteemed newspaper, on October 21, regarding the government’s master plan to overhaul the land transport system and to increase the amount of shuttle buses, taxis and also to boost green vehicle technology. I applaud the...

No Google Play store here

2014-10-23 AS AN Android user, I am curious to know why Brunei still does not have full access to the Google Play store. I recognise that this is probably a question better posed to Google, but at the same time, I am wondering if it may also have something...

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

More needs to be done for special needs children

2014-10-22 Dear Editor, I FULLY support the recommendations of the UBD medical students to implement programmes to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with special needs in schools in the article “Schools must do more for those with special needs...

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Belait road condition in a poor state

2014-10-21 I WOULD like to highlight the poor road infrastructure in Belait. Recently there have been a number of roadworks involving sediment tanks near access roads to houses in Pandan 4 area and also near Jalan Perpindahan. I believe this is not the first...

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...

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