Letters to the Editor

Monday, 1 September 2014

Need for new football stadium, or revamping our national stadium

2014-09-01 DEAR Editor,  Perhaps the time has come for us to seriously mull the prospect of another football stadium, or imperatively revamp our national stadium. At the Legislative Council session this year the minister of culture, youth and sports (MCYS)...

Friday, 29 August 2014

Reader seeks clarification on unavailable Temburong boats

2014-08-29 DEAR Editor,  Recently, it is becoming more worrying that boats are not always available for people in Temburong to travel to Bandar Seri Begawan. It is a major concern as the transportation is the only lifeline for Temburong – BSB especially for...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

More should be done to reduce plastic bottles usage

2014-08-28 DEAR Editor,  While the public debates whether or not to extend the “no plastic bags” campaign to every day of the week, why not think about reducing our use of plastic water bottles as well? It’s disturbing to think about how many bottles of...

Museum closure affects painting submission for His Majesty’s birthday

2014-08-28 MUSEUMS provide a unique interactive experience of getting up close to things we usually only see in books, newspapers or on the television. Seeing a beautiful painting for example, is a totally different experience to seeing one of the millions of...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Reader gives suggestions to further promote ‘Reuse, Reduce, Recycle’

2014-08-27 DEAR Editor,  I was really happy to read the story published on your website regarding a local NGO urging the government to consider banning plastic bottles. Like many others, I have reused water bottles but have only recently developed a habit...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Can banks simply impose charges on your credit card?

2014-08-26 DEAR Editor, Can banks simply charge your credit cards without your consent or informing you in writing the reason for the charges? Two days ago I was going through my Internet banking account with an international bank in Brunei and as I looked...

Time to practise recycling

2014-08-26 THIS is with reference to the report “Put trash to good use”, which appeared in The Brunei Times (August 11, 2014). It’s often seen that people tend to throw all the trash and waste without giving a least thought to keep aside things that can be...

SMARTER theft saddens reader

2014-08-26 IT SADDENS me, as a parent of a SMARTER Brunei student, that someone actually had the nerve to steal from our special needs centre recently. The saddest part is that the electrical appliances, used for warming our children's meals and beverages,...

Monday, 25 August 2014

Time for Brunei to develop sports culture

2014-08-25 AFTER all, tomorrow is another day, thus ends the famous the American Civil War novel “Gone With The Wind”. The Bruneian football team, which failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the 5th Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy (HBT) can take a leaf out of this...

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Giving correct narrative of media

2014-08-23 I WOULD like to commend The Brunei Times for publishing a critical piece on how the international media treats the conflict in Gaza (“Western media and art of distorting narrative,” July 14, 2014). FInally, someone from the press wrote an honest...

Power disruption in Kiulap/Regent Square

2014-08-23 WE RECENTLY faced a bit of diffculty when the electricity supply in some areas of the Kiulap/Regent Square was disrupted on August 15. This power disruption not only affected some businesses there and due to power fluctuation many of our...

Friday, 22 August 2014

Zionists have no remorse for war crimes: Part III

2014-08-22 NOW, this current development is like a replay of the recorded Zionist atrocities, the only major tragic difference is Gaza IS NOW AN OPEN AIR CONCENTRATION GHETTO for about 1.8 million Palestinians, and the advanced rockets and bombs are very...

MoH response on diabetic cases

2014-08-22 DEAR Editor,  The Ministry of Health would like to thank the writers ‘Concerned Citizen, BSB’ and ‘Healthcare Advocate’ for sharing their concerns and suggestions in their letters “Bid to tackle growing cases of diabetes” published in The Brunei...

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Zionists have no remorse for war crimes: Part II

2014-08-21 ADMITTEDLY, the Western media are traditionally biased against the Palestinians and the Arabs. They brazenly support the Zionist atrocities on Gaza as “self-defence”, not aggressive genocide against those Palestinian victims of the Zionist...

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Zionists have no remorse for war crimes: Part I

2014-08-20 RESPECTFULLY, I refer to your editorial: “Time Israel is punished for Gaza war crimes” on August 11, and your reproduction of: “The Observer view on Gaza, Israel” on the same day. Not just being a Muslim but as a man who comes from an MIB country...

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Progresif Cellular responds, welcomes customer feedback

2014-08-19 PROGRESIF Cellular Sdn Bhd (Progresif Cellular) would like to thank Bad Service Patrol for his observations and suggestions published in The Brunei Times dated August 11, 2014.We deeply regret the delay and inconvenience he experienced at our...

In support of Durian

2014-08-19 I WOULD like to applaud the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood’s decision to hold a Durian and Fruits Fest at the Bio Innovation Corridor Zone A (formerly known as the Agrotechnology Park) from August 18-24.It was an inspired idea to host the...

Monday, 18 August 2014

Brunei sports need private sector’s support

2014-08-18 I READ with interest on the internet recently that China's Huawei has signed a deal to sponsor the Lithuanian basketball federation (LBF). In the article, Zhang Xibo, Huawei's general manager for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, said that “products...

Let’s reuse, recycle waste

2014-08-18 THIS is with reference to the report “Put trash to good use” appeared in The Brunei Times (August 11, 2014). It’s often seen that people tend to throw all the trash and waste without giving a least thought to keep aside things that can be reused or...

Saturday, 16 August 2014

MoH drug caution

2014-08-16 THE Ministry of Health would like to refer to the letter by ‘Online Shopper’ titled ‘Pharmacist at Old Airport Post Office’ published in The Brunei Times dated May 15, 2014 and wish to thank the writer for his/her concern with regards to the...

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