Friday, 29 July 2016

Raise tariff to curb excessive water use

2016-07-29 A CONCERN that everyone of us in Brunei should give serious attention to is the unnecessary usage of our precious water. I am sure we all are aware of the very low water tariff here and we know that could be the very reason we are taking it for...

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Avoid buying shark meat, for health sake!

2016-07-28 IN RESPONSE to the report ‘Fresh shark meat sold openly at Belait market’ published in The Brunei Times on July 27, it may be pointed out that it is indeed a disturbing development. The selling of shark meat is reported at Kuala Belait’s Pasarneka...

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Counselling course for teachers

2016-07-27 I APPLAUD the government’s initiative after reading “29 teachers hone their guidance, counselling skills” in The Brunei Times last Friday. The Ministry of Education should be given a pat at the shoulder as this guidance and counselling course will...

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Gerai Perayaan: A unique and great tourist attraction

2016-07-26 THE wonderful thing about living in a country like Brunei is the much-anticipated traditions and celebrations that you know will take place annually. I have to admit that it’s fun to always have something to look forward to. This year, I had...

Monday, 25 July 2016

Recycling, reusing of Raya green packets

2016-07-25 I AM writing to call for the recycling and reusing of Hari Raya green packets. As we are still in the Hari Raya season, I realised that a number of bank institutions and private companies/establishments gave away green packets to their customers...

Public need to be educated more on chronic disease symptoms

2016-07-25 THE report titled “Many unaware of stroke symptoms” in The Brunei Times on July 13 gives a clear idea on the lack of awareness among us regarding our heart-related ailments. It is very important to know the present condition of our health so that...

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Brunei’s taekwondo team have done the country proud

2016-07-23 I WOULD like to take this opportunity to congratulate the national taekwondo team for their commendable performance at the ongoing 18th Malaysian Games (SUKMA) in Sarawak. The team’s medal haul of three bronze medals — the only medals Brunei have...

Friday, 22 July 2016

Youth must change mindset and jump to private sector

2016-07-22 I READ with interest the Insight pullout “Empowering the private sector to achieve economic growth” published by The Brunei Times on July 19. I have read in the past that the government has often advised our youth to rely less on the government...

Thursday, 21 July 2016

It’s unfair for stores to impose credit card surcharge

2016-07-21 Dear Editor, I CAN’T t help but be assured as a consumer after reading "Report merchants that impose credit card surcharges" published on July 19. Although it didn't happen to me, I personally think it's unfair for any store to impose a credit...

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Locals must instil good attitude at work

2016-07-20 I AM writing in response to an article “Hiring of local talent should be prioritised” that was published in The Brunei Times on Sunday, July 17. In the article, the interviewee mentions the struggle of retaining local workers and issues of “not...

Education is best when comes to practising abstinence

2016-07-20 I WOULD like to commend the Ministry of Education (MoE) for coming up with the Reproductive Programme to teach abstinence in secondary schools across Brunei as reported by The Brunei Times on July 18. As a Bruneian, I believe that youths in the...

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Highlight significant role of fairer sex in society

2016-07-19 I REALLY appreciate the article published in the paper on Saturday highlighting the appearance of female uniformed personnel on the field, marching alongside male counterparts on the occasion of His Majesty’s birthday on Friday. I have read many...

Monday, 18 July 2016

Problem of obesity plagues our country

2016-07-18 I READ with interest the article “Children should be schooled on obesity” published in The Brunei Times last Monday. I have to agree that overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in many developing countries, especially in Southeast...

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Minister’s motivational speech will boost morale of SUKMA athletes

2016-07-16 Dear Editor,I WOULD like to commend the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awg Halbi Hj Mohd Yusof for his remarks during Thursday’s flag handing over ceremony for the...

Friday, 15 July 2016

DARe’s response to concern on a graceful close of business

2016-07-15 WE REFER to the Letter to The Editor entitled “A graceful close of business” by Aira N published on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. DARe would like to take this opportunity to thank Aira N for sharing her feedback. We agree that the typical starting,...

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Please uphold safety while on the road

2016-07-14 AS SOMEONE who spends a lot of time on the road due to the nature of my job, it has come to my attention that many drivers here like to put up black tinted shades on their car windows.Brunei is a hot country, so I understand the reason these...

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

A graceful close of business

2016-07-13 I RECENTLY had the opportunity to meet someone from DARe during the Hari Raya festivities. I commented on their initiative under the Industry Business Academy (IBA) where the programme will cover modules on how to start a business, running a...

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Concern over selling of fake make-up

2016-07-12 MAKE-UP is fun to put on, and I usually only purchase mine when I travel overseas as the brands I prefer to use are not available here. Over the past year, I’ve noticed a number of online shops selling cosmetics from the brands that I like, both...

Monday, 11 July 2016

Seeking the best advice to handle dangerous animals

2016-07-11 I AM writing to express my sadness at a recent incident that occurred in my home. Just a few days ago, my relative, who is staying with us, had to kill a cobra that slithered into our garden. It was my mother who rang the alarm of a snake in our...

Saturday, 9 July 2016

‘Golden opportunity’ to meet HM and royal family

2016-07-09 AS AN expatriate working in Brunei for a little over a year, I find His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s annual open house at Istana Nurul Iman as a great experience...