Letters to the Editor

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Are the Salebration price cuts real?

2015-01-31 I RECENTLY went to a baby clothing store in Kiulap to buy a birthday present for my colleague’s one-year-old daughter. After spending more than half an hour at the shop, I finally settled with my purchase and was pleased with what I bought. It was...

Friday, 30 January 2015

Parking problem getting worse

2015-01-30 SINCE the completion of the overhead walkway near the Seri Mulia Sarjana International School opposite of SupaSave Gadong, I breathe easy over the safety of the school children and the people around the area. Being a resident, I’ve seen many...

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Share KB memories about my father

2015-01-29 MY NAME is Hilary Atherton, the eldest daughter of Jack Atherton, who taught in the Kuala Belait School way back in the ‘50s. Three years ago, on January 29, my father passed away after a brief illness in California, USA. Some of his fondest...

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Overcoming fear over public speaking

2015-01-28 I READ with interest an article in your paper that carried the headline “Fear of Public Speaking”. I agree with the writer that public speaking is a skill that has to be continually worked on over time. It is also a skill that should be nurtured...

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Kindergartens should review teaching norms

2015-01-27 I AM concerned about the number of books our Year One children are lugging to school. Why are our children carrying heavy loads to school? Does it mean that teaching methods are still very much focused on rote learning such as relying heavily on...

Monday, 26 January 2015

Taking private jobs in a positive way

2015-01-26 IT’S about time that private companies in the Sultanate need to overcome their doubts over the capabilities of Bruneians’ job performance and start hiring more locals. I fully agree with Minister of Home Affairs Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib...

Saturday, 24 January 2015

TelBru response to plaint on landline

2015-01-24 TELEKOM Brunei Berhad (TelBru) would like to acknowledge and respond to the letter – “Complaint on TelBru landline application” published January 16, 2015. As the writer did not indicate his/her exact location or area or any reference number for...

Friday, 23 January 2015

TelBru should waive subscription fees for the benefit of its subscribers

2015-01-23 I AM a recent user of TelBru FTTH service. With the transition from copper ADSL line to the fibre line, browsing experience has improved. However, I am extremely disheartened after hearing of the newly announced scheme where a quota has been set in...

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Learning through complaints to improve public services

2015-01-22 I WOULD like to raise the issue of waiting lists for diagnosis and treatment in public health. Late last year, a public health clinic picked up by ECG that my husband had an enlarged heart. He was sent to RIPAS for bloods and X-rays and told to...

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Lax café makes a Samaritan foot the wrong bill

2015-01-21 A LETTER published in your edition on Jan 8, 2015 — Bitter experience of poor service at a Serusop mobile phone shop — reminded me of an embarrassing experience I had awhile ago at a popular café in Batu Bersurat. It was a Monday. My mother,...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

More bins needed to dispose rubbish

2015-01-20 I WAS interested to read Nature Lover’s letter, on January 15, about hash runners littering in the jungle. I would like to take this matter a step further and plead the government to speedily increase the number of rubbish bins in public places in...

Monday, 19 January 2015

Open drain, pot holes mar Lambak Kiri road and neighbourhood

2015-01-19 I AM wondering if there is any agency or department, which could provide relief from an unconcerned neighbour who has been inconveniencing others in our area. I am staying in Lambak Kiri and have been encountering a neighbour who does not wish to...

Saturday, 17 January 2015

What’s the status of our proposed stock exchange?

2015-01-17 IT IS interesting to read the news in The Brunei Times (January 15, 2015) that Myanmar is going to launch its first official stock exchange by October this year. Once Myanmar does that, then Brunei would be the only country in ASEAN without a...

Friday, 16 January 2015

Complaint on TelBru landline application

2015-01-16 I WISH to refer to an advert by TelBru published in another local newspaper dated December 22 stating “Subscribe to Fixed Line and Get FREE 1 month rental” with a subscription period from Dec 22, 2014 till Jan 4, 2015. I was laughing out loud just...

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Keep Brunei’s forest clean!

2015-01-15 IT'S heartbreaking to go for a walk in Brunei's beautiful forest and find a prominent piece of paper on the path every few metres. I believe these eyesores are left by hash runners. They have said that the rain soon disintegrates the paper, but a...

More students encouraged to take vocational education

2015-01-15 I WELCOME the education ministry of education’s thrust to encourage more students to consider technical/vocational education. (Vocational, technical education on spotlight for MoE in 2015). This won’t only solve the unemployment problem in Brunei...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Youth can tap fish breeding business

2015-01-14 I WOULD like to comment on the report — “Breeding fish can be a profitable business” — published in The Brunei Times (January 12, 2015). It is good to know that more young Bruneians are now becoming aware that there is an added value they could...

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Steps to curb obesity among the teens

2015-01-13 I’M WRITING in response to your Monday’s (Jan 12, 2015) frontpage story, in which it was disclosed that a global school-based survey in 2014 by the World Health Organisation had found that over 17 per cent of adolescents in Brunei aged between 13...

Monday, 12 January 2015

Few ideas to make our airport more friendly

2015-01-12 I TRAVELLED abroad during the December holiday and upon returning to Brunei International Airport I realised that there are many aspects for our airport that we can still improve on. I would suggest that local telecommunication providers set up...

Teachers deserve praise for work

2015-01-12 I WOULD like to express my appreciation and respect for all teachers in Brunei, especially given the start of the new school year. I recently took my little brother for his first day of school (he is in year 3 this year) and I was amazed with the...

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