Letters to the Editor

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...

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...

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