Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Ministry clarifies over housing scheme design

2014-07-15 THE Housing Development Department (HDD) would like to refer to the letter by ‘Value for Money’ titled “Concern on Housing Quality” published in The Brunei Times (June 13, 2014) and wish to thank the writer for his/ her comments regarding the...

Ways to fight the menace of plastic waste

2014-07-15 I APPLAUD Brunei’s decision to bar shops from handing out “free” plastic carrier bags (the cost is hidden in the price of goods) to customers on the weekends. It would be far better to extend the programme to every day of the week – if all shops...

Monday, 14 July 2014

Time to publish zakat report

2014-07-14 AS WE are already in the middle of Ramadhan, I would like the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) to publish its annual report on zakat. Just like banks audit accounts and publish their financial statements every year, the MUIB should do the...

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Frustration with TelBru service

2014-07-12 I HAD to write this letter to express my frustration with Telbru and their after sales service. I have tried calling their hotline and just get shuffled around and no one can give me a definite answer why my internet / HSBB is not working (Note: I...

Unhappy with charges at Royal Regalia carpark

2014-07-12 I AM writing this complain to the operator of Royal Regalia Parking Lot that is currently having Ramadhan "Gerai" Stalls on a daily basis.On July 10, I drop by the Ramadhan Stalls at the Royal Regalia Parking Lot and to my surprise, I have to pay...

‘Careless parents’ article a reminder for Bruneians

2014-07-12 I AM writing to express my concerns regarding your news article titled 'Careless parents leave children clueless in Bandar' published in the paper on June 16. The article states that children were found wandering unattended in the capital district...

Friday, 11 July 2014

Female joggers advised to be extra careful

2014-07-11 WITH reference to the letter published in The Brunei Times ‘Letters to the Editor’ column dated Friday, June 27, titled “Concern on Security for Female Joggers” written by It’sSimpleJustWhistle. The Department of Youths and Sports, Ministry of...

Let’s fight open burning!

2014-07-11 OPEN burning is one of the biggest main concerns affecting our country’s environment. In order to live in a safe and healthier surroundings, one need to control the rising pollution issues. Despite the authorities urging the general public to stop...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Queries over Ramadhan dining order

2014-07-10 I WOULD like the relevant authorities to provide a clarification on the recent order for restaurants to cease their daytime serving operations. My family runs a restaurant in the capital and has stopped our dine-in services after the announcement...

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Mowing is the job of the landlord, responds MinDef

2014-07-09 I REFER to the letter to The Brunei Times published on July 2, 2014, titled “Bothersome wild growth in vicinity” by ‘Concerned Parent’. The Ministry of Defence appreciates the writer’s comments and would like to assure the writer that it takes the...

Flyovers may not ease traffic woes

2014-07-09 I FIND the headline on your front page story on Sunday (July 6, 2014) “Ongoing projects to ease traffic woes” disingenuous. The story concerns the building of a flyover at the Muara-Tutong Highway/Kg Meragang Interchange. I would like to point out...

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Sedentary lifestyle, bad eating habit causing ailments

2014-07-08 I WAS not surprised when I read the article which reported that one in five Bruneians, below the age of 20, is likely to suffer from stroke. This was based on a local study by the Brunei Neuroscience, Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre and the...

No nursing room at the JPMC

2014-07-08 ABOUT a month ago, my wife and I along with our baby, paid a visit to the JPMC to enquire about the class it offers concerning infants. While we were there, my son needed a diaper change, so we asked the staff to point us to the nursing room. To...

Monday, 7 July 2014

Rubbish left to rot

2014-07-07 I LIVE in Jalan Chempaka area and it has been more than a week since the garbage has been collected for disposal. Normally, the garbage is collected once every three days. This is not only an eyesore but has also become unhygienic with the foul...

Casting aspersions on expats unfair

2014-07-07 I AM deeply saddened by the comments made by the ‘Patriotic Citizen, Brunei’, in his/her opinion piece titled “Reduce more foreign employment quotas” (The Brunei Times, June 26, 2014). Although I understand the rationale for reducing foreigners in...

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Padian clarifies report on company listings

2014-07-05   ON BEHALF of Padian.com, we thank you for your article on 3 July 2014, title “Padian eyes to become EAGA's official B2B portal” reported by Fitri Shahminan.   We do, however, want to clarify a statement reported in your article as follow: “...

Slow upgrading works at Masjid Muhammad Jamalul Alam KB

2014-07-05 ONE of the oldest landmark in Kuala Belait, the Masjid Muhammad Jamalul Alam mosque (pictured), is currently being re-designed and upgraded. It is hoped the new-look mosque would be ready for the mosque Golden Jubilee anniversary sometimes this...

Friday, 4 July 2014

Over-exercising can be dangerous!

2014-07-04 WITH the recent fitness craze and diet fads taking over the country it’s easy to wonder, ‘how does one know when they’re taking it a bit too far?’ While flicking through pictures of fitness pages on social media I sometimes cringe at the sight of...

Road condition in Muara

2014-07-04 I HOPE this letter will bring attention to The Public Works Department (JKR ). As residents near the Muara Town, I want to highlight the current condition of the roads near my area. I got a flat tyre when I was driving to Setia Ali Mosque to...

Thursday, 3 July 2014

MoH responds on healthy eateries

2014-07-03 THE Ministry of Health (MoH) would like to refer to the letter by Makan Sihat in The Brunei Times (May 30, 2014) titled “It’s time for gov’t to issue healthy restaurant labels” and wish to thank the writer for his/her comments. For the writer’s...

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