Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Let’s preserve the Malay language

2016-05-25 THE article “Preserve Malay language by living the culture” published by The Brunei Times on Monday has raised my interest on the subject. In the article, the comment made by the Acting Deputy Director of the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP)...

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

It’s about time we eliminate use of styrofoam for packaging of food

2016-05-24 BACK in 2014, it was reported that the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRE) was looking to eliminate the use of styrofoam containers at school canteens as well as food vendors and night markets for food packaging. It has been...

Monday, 23 May 2016

Time for authorities to enforce laws on open burning

2016-05-23 I HAVE come across many reports and letters to the editors in local newspapers regarding ignorant individuals who still carry on conducting open burning in their backyards. I understand we have laws and hefty penalties for those who conduct open...

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Let’s preserve Kg Selayun traditional farmers’ market

2016-05-21 I AM responding to the letter of May 13 entitled “A call to save Pasar Tani in Kampung Selayun”. As a resident of Kampung Sengkurong, who frequents this market at least twice a week to purchase fruits and vegetables, I was quite surprised at the...

Friday, 20 May 2016

Be tough against litterbugs

2016-05-20 BRUNEI is a beautiful country with a healthy environment, evident in the lush forest covers across the sultanate that makes it one of the best in Asia. Everywhere you look, there are always trees, even in the centre of the capital, which gives you...

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Please preserve our culture and heritage

2016-05-19 THE article ‘Preserving Culture is Everyone’s Duty’ that was published on Tuesday send the right message that we as the community need to work together in preserving Brunei Darussalam’s culture and heritage as it is everyone’s shared responsibility...

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Why do Bruneians have better attachment to doa?

2016-05-18 DURING my life, I have had the chance to visit several Islamic and Arab countries extended from Morocco on the west coast of Africa to the Southeast of Asia. Throughout my travels, I have noticed that the people of Brunei Darussalam have, by far,...

Expecting more food fair and cultural events

2016-05-18 THE International Food Fair organised by the International Women’s Club of Brunei Darussalam that recently took place at the Royal Brunei Recreation Club was a wonderful event filled with so much fun. My friends and I got to try new cuisines, see...

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Society should learn to accept existence of mental illness

2016-05-17 THIS is in response to the letter written by the individual in Berakas, who will not give up on humanity. He or She wrote: “And you wonder why there’s still a lack of awareness on mental health in this country. We unfortunately still live in a...

Is circulating the attempted suicide video considered cruel?

2016-05-17 THIS response is directed at the sender, Will not give up on humanity, Berakas, in his letter ‘What has our society become?’, concerning his thoughts on the recent report of a young lady at RIPAS Hospital. First of all, I agree with you on the...

Shifting hotline 145 to Talian Darussalam is a good move!

2016-05-17 I AM happy to share my feedback on the recent development by Ministry of Health (MOH) to move their hotline 145 to Talian Darussalam. I had in the past made calls to 145 to get information on health clinics operating hours, but my calls had gone...

Monday, 16 May 2016

Mosques should have da’wah volunteer unit for tourists here

2016-05-16 I AM writing to suggest to the Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI) to consider setting up a da’wah volunteer unit for foreign visitors, especially those visiting the iconic Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien (SOAS) and Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosques. These da...

Saturday, 14 May 2016

‘What has our society become?’

2016-05-14 THIS is in reference to a recent report of a young lady who attempted to jump off the first floor of RIPAS Hospital before being rescued by a fireman to her safety. I watched the video being circulated and I am utterly appalled. Appalled by the...

Friday, 13 May 2016

A call to save Pasar Tani in Kampung Selayun

2016-05-13 I AM writing to express my concern about the poor condition of the facilities at Pasar Tani in Kampung Selayun. The rundown conditions of the facilities is quite an eyesore. Most of the stalls are in a state of deterioration plus detached...

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Banks association’s support to boost biz environment lauded

2016-05-12 IN RESPONSE to the report ‘Banks association backs gov’t actions to help biz’ published in The Brunei Times yesterday (May 5), I would like to state that the Brunei Association of Banks’ decision to support the government initiatives for a better...

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Teach students to make traditional handicrafts in schools

2016-05-11 THE article ‘Make traditional handicraft part of the curriculum’ that was published in The Brunei Times on May 8 opened my eyes. I have to agree that it is important to promote our country’s traditional handicraft in formal education, in which it...

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Bank policy on application of personal loans

2016-05-10 I WOULD like to share my experience with the public on application of personal loan at two banks recently. I visited the two banks for loan and both rejected to process it due to the period of employment with my current employer. I have been with...

Monday, 9 May 2016

Concern on the services of a veterinarian

2016-05-09 I AM writing to express my deep dissatisfaction with the service of one of the vets in town. Early morning yesterday, I rushed my mother’s dog to the vet as it wasn’t able to walk and its tongue had lost most of its colour. When the vet examined...

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Let’s bring entrepreneurship to our classrooms

2016-05-07 I HAVE to agree with the article “Entrepreneurship may be included in education system” that was published in the Brunei Times on May 6. As mentioned by the minister of energy and industry at the Prime Minister’s Office, Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu...

Friday, 6 May 2016

Action needs to be taken to tackle lingering issue of parking

2016-05-06 WITH all these talks about Brunei’s vision and future plans, especially the economic diversification, as a citizen, I have nothing but feel positive towards it. Not an inch of doubt that I, and most others, will give my support to the government’s...

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