Letters to the Editor

Monday, 22 December 2014

Youth bid to stay closeto mosque lauded

2014-12-22 I WOULD like to comment on the report titled “KB youth association tours mosques” published in The Brunei Times (Dec 18, 2014). It is a noble effort to bring youth closer to the mosque, to make their hearts and minds attached to the House of Allah...

Friday, 19 December 2014

Will WSID system fail and wreck the future of our kids?

2014-12-19 I READ with interest about the shortcomings of SPN 21. We need to learn from our mistakes and prevent further mistakes and huge monetary losses. When SPN 21 was introduced, it was done quickly without proper preparations. Even the right textbooks...

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Can teachers be given some space to be teachers?

2014-12-18 THE concern about the heavy administrative and maintenance duties for Bruneian teachers has been voiced out earlier in an article titled “Reduce admin work in teachers: MoE”. Without any doubts, I definitely agree with what the Chief Inspector of...

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Mindsets of litterbugs have to change

2014-12-17 YOUR paper reported on November 10, 2014, that the Brunei-Muara District Office led an “army of cleaners” from various government agencies to clean up Jerudong beach and its surrounding areas. While I applaud the efforts of officials to pick up...

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

PWD responds on Belait road works

2014-12-16 THIS is with reference to the letter published in The Brunei Times (Oct 21, 2014) titled “Belait road condition in a poor state” written by ‘FY’. The Public Works Department (PWD) would like to apologise for the inconvenience and problems endured...

Monday, 15 December 2014

Potholed roads a big botheration

2014-12-15 OF LATE, I have been discussing with people about the condition of roads that are strewn with pothole in the country. Our roads, even highways, are marked with neverending potholes, inconveniencing and posing peril to motorists. Shouldn’t there...

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Need for new attractive souvenirs

2014-12-13 RECENTLY, I walked into a souvenir and gift shop to look for some local postcards that I could send to friends living overseas. I was pleasantly surprised to find that some new postcards have been added to the usual roster of mosques, Royal...

Friday, 12 December 2014

It is high time to embrace technology for pension payment in Brunei

2014-12-12 I LOOKED forward to collect my first pension money on reaching my 60th birthday last year. Joining for the first time the long queues of pensioners, it never occurred to me that there is a sizeable pensioners’ fraternity in my town. The initial...

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Late night loud music marring sleep and calm

2014-12-11 THIS letter is a distress call for help from the residents of Lambak Kanan and other areas in the Sultanate wherein people cannot be at peace in their houses after 12am due to immense loud music and noises from wedding and birthday parties around...

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Energy Department lists out its skill training schemes

2014-12-10 THE Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office would like to thank ‘Support Bruneianisation’ for his comments and views in the article ‘Mechanic Training Centre a great step for Bruneianisation’, published in The Brunei Times (December 5,...

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Lack of facilities to handle special needs children

2014-12-09 HOW many more years should the special needs community wait to see progress in society? I say this because until now, we have only one speech therapist at the Child Development Centre (CDC). And we only have a few special needs teachers in our...

Monday, 8 December 2014

Time to take sports seriously in Brunei

2014-12-08 THIS is not a new topic. In fact, it has probably been discussed before. But I’ve been noticing of late, football wise, we haven’t been doing as well as deserve to do. And the same goes regarding other sports events (international and regional) in...

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Caution during changing lanes at roundabouts

2014-12-06 I DO not know if there have been complaints over the irresponsible practice by some motor drivers at roundabouts in Brunei. Hence, I feel the need to voice my concern regarding this issue. I believe that every road user is aware that he or she is...

Friday, 5 December 2014

Thank you Bakti Dewa primary teachers

2014-12-05 I AM writing to express my gratitude to the teachers of my son at Bakti Dewa School for their hard work and dedication to help him prepare for the Year 6 PSR exams. My son achieved outstanding results and this is definitely a proud moment for my...

Mechanic Training Centre a great step for Bruneianisation

2014-12-05 I WOULD like to applaud our Energy Department in the Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) for their initiative on the Industrial Skill Qualification (ISQ) programme at Pusat Latihan Mekanik (PLM). This is definitely a great opportunity for those who...

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Restoring Jerudong Park to its former glory

2014-12-04 HAVING driven past Jerudong Park recently since it reopened, I can't help but feel nostalgic. Back in the peak of Jerudong Park all those many years ago, I was a mere teenager and it wasn't a surprise to always ask to be taken there. I would go...

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Student’s suggestion on UBD priority

2014-12-03 I WOULD like to refer to the article ‘UBD builds Olympic-sized swimming pool’ published in The Brunei Times (Nov 7, 2014). The Public Works Department (PWD) Project Coordinator Hj Md Husni Hj Damit said the new swimming pool would follow the...

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Suggestions to enhance Brunei tourism industry

2014-12-02 I READ with interest the letter “Doubts over tourism” published in The Brunei Times on Nov 25, 2014. I visited the Sultanate as a curious tourist some time back and would like to share how Brunei can further enhance its attractiveness. Firstly,...

Monday, 1 December 2014

Efficient public transport cansolve joblessness

2014-12-01 HERE’S how I think having an efficient public transport system can help solve our unemployment problem, encourage more low-skilled young Bruneians to work in the private sector, and eliminate poverty. Local jobseekers find basic salaries in the...

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Straying of wildlife due to habitat loss

2014-11-29 AS A wildlife enthusiast, I read with concern and anguish the story titled “KB firemen capture 17-footer goat thief” in The Brunei Times (November 18, 2014). This is not the first time a wild animal has strayed into a human habitat. Such cases...

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