Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
THE article ‘Type 2 diabetes rising among youth’ that was published in The Brunei Times on November 14 took me by surprise. I remember reading a 2009-2011 report from The National Health and Nutritional Status Survey that said up to 12.5 per cent...
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
I AM writing to you to express my appreciation to your paper’s campaign to promote the unexplored attractions Brunei has to offer to both local and foreign tourists.
As a foreigner, your weekly “Rediscovering Brunei” column has so far been my...
Monday, 23 November 2015
RENCENTLY, I have noticed a rise in the youth movement in the country more specifically in terms of “street culture” with articles such as “Give it up for Hangout 4” based on a “Street Culture” about a street culture-themed festival organised by...
Saturday, 21 November 2015
WITH regard to the report “Behave well to avoid road mishaps” on The Brunei Times on November 20, 2015, I too felt an increasing number of accidents are due to the callous approach of drivers.
While driving, it is important on the part of the...
Friday, 20 November 2015
I AM delighted to say that I can see the clouds again from our office window in Gadong as the haze has apparently left the sultanate and perhaps this is due to the persistent downpour which the country has been experiencing late in the afternoon or...
Thursday, 19 November 2015
THE insensitive use of loudspeakers has become quite a nuisance in our village. The most annoying thing is that loudspeakers are now an integral part of almost all celebrations.
People seem to believe that even private occasions such as weddings...
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
I’M WRITING to you with something that is currently pushing me to the limits of my patience. Smoking in no smoking areas, toilets being the most egregious example.
I’m asthmatic, have been since I was younger. Because of this I do not tolerate...
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
I WAS happy to note that the government is doing its best to improve public transportation.
In the article published by your paper last November 15 titled “Concession bus fare for senior citizens and children under 7” it was reported that the...
Monday, 16 November 2015
I READ with interest an article published last Monday in your paper titled “Uncertainty dampens private sector’s allure” and find it to be sorely missing one key aspect of analysis – reality.
In the article the writer has listed out commonly held...
Saturday, 14 November 2015
I AM very much intrigued by the idea forwarded by Bookworm in Gadong in his letter entitled “Time for writers to promote their literary works online to widen audience” (BT 12 Nov 2015).
Not that I disagree with his opinion, but I think the letter...
Friday, 13 November 2015
I WOULD like to comment on an article entitled “Locals should be familiar with Brunei’s cultural, historical sites” published in The Brunei Times on Monday, November 9, 2015.
It is ironical to know that most of locals, especially youths, have...
Thursday, 12 November 2015
I’M AN avid reader who supports the DBP Director Hjh Aminah Hj Momin’s call to writers to publish their works online in an article titled “Use Internet to promote literature”.
This is the best way to encourage both aspiring and current writers to...
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
I HAVE to fully support the message inside the article “Parents call for better school security after incident” published in The Brunei Times on Monday. As a parent myself with two little girls in primary school and a boy in Form Three, I am a bit...
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
I AM a foreign worker who has been in Brunei for more than three years and I know for a fact that smoking is prohibited in so many areas to protect the public and the environment from the smokes emitted by cigarettes.
I am a non-smoker but once in...
Monday, 9 November 2015
I HAVE been noticing that people are becoming more anti-social, especially at restaurants, as they busily scroll and tap on their smartphones or tabs.
I look to the right, I see a couple who are engrossed on their devices.
I look to my left, a...
Saturday, 7 November 2015
THIS is with reference to an article titled “MoH bans five cosmetic products” published in your esteemed newspaper on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
I think people living in the Sultanate should appreciate and be grateful for the tireless efforts...
Friday, 6 November 2015
I WAS so excited to know that Brunei would be hosting the 7th ASEAN Schools Games but I was shocked to hear that the Bruneian basketball team would not be participating in this event, because the government has chosen not to include it as one of...
Thursday, 5 November 2015
I WANT to say thanks to the team who set up the latest TechXpo at the ICC recently. Honestly, things have changed but a little bit only, and does not meet the epic level of a tech enthusiast but overall things are beautiful and...
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
I HAVE to agree with the article “Youth needed in crime busting efforts” that was published in The Brunei Times on Monday, November 2, 2015.
Our youth, besides being active in community-related works, should be encouraged to play an important role...
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
I READ with interest an article titled “Trainers see shift in locals’ mindset” published in The Brunei Times on Sunday, October 4, 2015.
It’s really interesting to know this encouraging fact that there has been a shift in the mindset of students...