Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Zika can be a dangerous menace to our country

2016-08-31 I WAS alarmed when I read about the danger of the dreaded Zika in the article entitled “Government warns of risk of imported Zika cases” that was published in The Brunei Times on Tuesday (August 30). The article mentioned that the Ministry of...

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

‘There is indeed life after prison’

2016-08-30 I ENJOYED reading the article “Learning behind bars” published in your column, Behind the headlines. There is indeed life after prison, providing that one can see beyond one’s mistakes and learn from them. Alhamdulillah that former inmate Ajis...

Monday, 29 August 2016

Seeking solution to the perennial haze problem

2016-08-29 THE haze is like a thief that sneaks into our homes, steal valuable possessions and afterwards will leave us with that lingering feeling of being unsafe. For the past several days now, reports of acrid smog has blanketed Singapore have been all...

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Excited for Brunei’s preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers

2016-08-27 IWOULD like to find out what is the national football team doing to prepare for the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup qualifiers in October?There has been no news about the team’s training, whether they have selected players or even have a...

Friday, 26 August 2016

Everyone’s role important to attract more tourists to come

2016-08-26 THE four million international arrivals in the country last year should be a big reason to rejoice.As reported by The Brunei Times on August 23, 2016, the figure was a 4.5 per cent increase from 2014’s 3.64 million visits.But to further attract...

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Let Rio help our Olympians improve

2016-08-25 BRUNEIAN athletes have returned home after competing at the recently concluded Rio Olympics. As per the report, ‘Athletes return from Rio’ that was published in The Brunei Times on August 24, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Yang...

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Asthma, please go away

2016-08-24 THE Brunei Times’ article “Asthma tops list of work-related illnesses” that was published on Sunday attracts my reading attention. The article mentioned that asthma, hearing loss and skin diseases are among the top leading occupational illnesses...

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Help keep the NGOS hope alive

2016-08-23 YOUR paper has published numerous articles on the need to assist associations and NGOS. I believe that these associations and NGOs really need the financial assistance to cover their monthly expenses such as operating cost and workers’ salaries. I...

Monday, 22 August 2016

More advertising campaigns for new films sought

2016-08-22 CONGRATULATIONS on the latest film that hit the big screen recently. It is wonderful to know that there are more Bruneians taking up filmmaking, especially in genres such as horror. I truly hope that we’d get to see more creative Brunei stories...

Saturday, 20 August 2016

A call for safe driving

2016-08-20 I’M WRITING this letter to express my views regarding an article published in The Brunei Times August 8, 2016 titled “RBPF: 630 traffic accidents in two months”. Over 600 accidents over two months? At first, my eyes could not believe the printed...

Friday, 19 August 2016

Taking a look at the positive effects of playing Pokemon Go

2016-08-19 WITH the craze of Pokemon Go going around, I believe we should take a look at the positive effects it could have on the people. People are walking more, going to landmarks in the capital more (which is quite nice to see) and have actually become...

Thursday, 18 August 2016

We must be money savvy too when it comes to buying stuff we need

2016-08-18 HANDLING one’s finances has always been a problem for us Bruneians. Now that the Hari Raya is over, I’m not surprised to hear about some friends and colleagues who are now deeply into debt because they borrowed thousands of dollars to spend for —...

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Uphold the use of Malay language

2016-08-17 I FULLY agree with the article “Promote use of Malay language in all areas of society” that was published in The Brunei Times on Sunday, August 14, 2016. As mentioned in the article, the Malay language should be promoted by encouraging its use in...

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Brunei in the Olympics

2016-08-16 I WOULD like to congratulate our Bruneian trio of Md Fakhri Ismail, Maizurah Abd Rahim and Jaspar Yu Woon Chai on representing the country at the Rio Olympics. Even though we may not have qualified for the Games by merit, it was good to see Fakhri...

Protecting the captured croc

2016-08-16 ASIDE from celebrating catching Pokémon, I would also like to congratulate the Kg Birau villagers who caught the 15-foot crocodile last Thursday. People of their village probably see them as heroes now for catching such a big croc that was...

Monday, 15 August 2016

Banning Pokemon Go is not productive

2016-08-15 I REFER to the letter titled “What is government’s stance on Pokemon Go phenomenon?” published in your esteemed newspaper on Friday, August 12, 2016. I believe that the act of banning and condemning the augmented reality game is not productive as...

Men should also be hired for house cleaning jobs

2016-08-15 I WAS elated to read the article, “Locals take up house cleaning jobs”, which was published in The Brunei Times on Monday, August 8. I have struggled a lot in my search to find a reliable maid. It's so expensive to bring foreign maids in now and so...

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Pokemon Go can be good motivation for exercise

2016-08-13 EVEN though I am not playing the Pokemon Go, nor have I downloaded it to my mobile phone, I think it’s great in so many ways. For example, if there are no big national events such as His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah,...

Friday, 12 August 2016

What is government’s stance on Pokemon Go phenomenon?

2016-08-12 WITH the Pokemon Go phenomenon having reached our shores in Southeast Asia, religious authorities in countries such as Malaysia have come out with statements condemning the augmented reality game. Our neighbouring country’s Department of Islamic...

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Making our work environment healthier and safer

2016-08-11 Dear Editor, WHILE reading through The Brunei Times report ‘Construction sector tops workplace fatalities’ on August 10, I felt sad, realising that 23 workers had lost their lives due to workplace accidents between 2013 and 2014. As per the...