Letters to the Editor

Monday, 4 May 2015

Rewards to promote no-plastic campaign

2015-05-04 MAJOR grocers in Brunei have successfully put into effect the ‘no plastic bag’ campaign on weekends, and it’s great to see people positively participating in it. However, an encounter at a neighbourhood sundry shop this past weekend kind of...

Saturday, 2 May 2015

New fund which allows Muslims to build, fix mosques a step in the right direction

2015-05-02 THE setting up of the Tabung Dana Pembinaan Masjid (fund for building mosques), as announced by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on Thursday is very welcome news....

Friday, 1 May 2015

Atrocities against animals must be stopped, prevented at any cost

2015-05-01 WITH regard to the report “Public outcry over alleged dog beating” published in The Brunei Times on Wednesday, April 29, it was indeed shocking to read such reprehensible acts against animals. As per the report a man witnessed the brutal killing...

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Abandoned house a health hazard in neighbourhood

2015-04-30 THERE is an abandoned house in my neighbourhood which is infested with mosquitoes, rats and even snakes. The house has been left unoccupied for several months now. We have tried to get in touch with the home owner, but to no avail. The grass...

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Drivers, give way for pedestrians at zebra crossings

2015-04-29 AS DEFINED by Wikipedia, “a pedestrian crossing or crosswalk is a place designated for pedestrians to cross a road. “Crosswalks are designed to keep pedestrians together where they can be seen by motorists, and where they can cross most safely...

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Tips and alert on cyber peril appreciated

2015-04-28 IT MAY look like one of those general information adverts, but the full page ad published in The Brunei Times on Friday (April 10, 2015) on page A11 speaks truth and is close to what I almost encountered. The ad highlights the importance of being...

Monday, 27 April 2015

What do authorities have to say about cube rental trade

2015-04-27 I OBSERVE the blooming cube rental all over the shopping and residential areas. It is a good opportunity for consumers to browse for a variety of products from various local entrepreneurs who have shown a remarkable potential in furthering their...

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Digital library can help preserve dialects for future generations

2015-04-25 A DIGITAL library for audio and video recordings of local dialects should be considered to promote and preserve the dialects for generations to come. While the publication of dictionaries of the indigenous words is a step in the right direction to...

Friday, 24 April 2015

Teach the young more about the environment

2015-04-24 THIS is with reference to the report “Beach Bunch Earth Day clean up over two tonnes of trash” in The Brunei Times (April 23, 2015). The fact that the organisation, Beach Bunch, had collected two tonnes of trash along the Tungku Beach testifies to...

Thursday, 23 April 2015

High consumption of salt linked to health problems

2015-04-23 WITH reference to an article entitled “More salt for better health” published by The Brunei Times on Sunday, March 22, 2015, the Ministry of Health wishes to comment on the article which relates to the benefit of salt in the context of wound...

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Preserving our arts and culture

2015-04-22 I READ with interest the article “Youth can help bring the art, folklore to new heights” that was published in The Brunei Times (April 21). It is true that our youth can elevate and preserve the status of arts and folklore in Brunei, but I believe...

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Need for awareness drive to protect sharks for posterity

2015-04-21 THE stunning picture of a whale shark on the bottom of page 2 of The Brunei Times (April 20, 2015) is a stark reminder of why we need to strictly enforce the ban on the shark trade in the country. Our future generations may not be able to...

Monday, 20 April 2015

Yearning to see TV drama replays

2015-04-20 THIS is an opinion I would like to share with Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) regarding local drama being played in the channels. I wanted to know why is it difficult for the viewers to watch the replay of a drama? I understand we are not as grand...

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Ascertain causes for Laila rice shortage

2015-04-18 THIS is with reference to the report “Leading retailers run out of Laila rice” published in The Brunei Times (April 15, 2015). To be honest, I feel happy — and sad as well — reading the news report. Happy, because I assume that more and more...

Friday, 17 April 2015

Despite good statistics,avoid complacency on the cancer front

2015-04-17 I WAS pleasantly surprised to see an article “Study shows drop in cancer for under 40s” in The Brunei Times (April 15, 2015). But what caught my eye in the report was the recommendation that awareness of the disease be improved through targeting...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Sad to see retailers flouting ban on sale of shark products

2015-04-16 THIS is with reference to the report “'Retailers ordered to take shark meet off shelves”' in The Brunei Times (April 14, 2015). It's sad as well as exasperating to learn that two supermarket chains in the Sultanate have been selling salted shark...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Need for an effective way to stop open burning

2015-04-15 I WOULD just like to express my concerns for the great number of open burning activities I have witnessed over the past few months despite laws with punishments against it in the country. I have woken up and walked around a home filled with the...

Praying space in office for consideration

2015-04-15 COMPANIES should be considerate when they want to hold an event to allow prayer times for the Muslim workforce. I work in a private company and I have often been given last minute events, especially when I am about to pray. Moreover, certain...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Despite huge fines, why do people keep smuggling cigarettes?

2015-04-14 I WOULD like to express my great appreciation to members of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), especially to those involved with the arrest of a local man who was caught possessing around 100 cartons of “untaxed” cigarettes following a car chase...

Monday, 13 April 2015

Congratulations to actress Nadiah

2015-04-13 CONGRATULATIONS to Yasmine actress Nadiah Wahid on her recent win for best supporting actress at the ASEAN International Film Festival in Kuching, Sarawak. As a long-time resident of the nation, I am really proud of her achievement as it shows...

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