Letters to the Editor

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Reduce more foreign employment quotas

2014-06-26 IN A move to further reduce the unemployment rate among local citizens, the quotas for some businesses should be reviewed and cut in number. For instance, small convenience stores or ‘kedai runcit’ should not be granted any quota to hire...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Studying economic prosperity (Parts 1 to 3)

2014-06-25 Dear Editor, Respectfully, as a student of economic growth/development and national wealth creation, I am enthralled by the content of your article titled “New VC firm keen to invest in local business”, written by Fitri Shahminan (The Brunei Times...

Studying economic prosperity - 3

2014-06-25 PONDER on this: “In its dealing with business, the (Singapore) government should set the default key to “YES” rather than “NO” (Mr Raymond Lim, Singapore Minister of State). The obvious objective is for Singapore to INCREASE the DEMAND for its...

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Studying economic prosperity - 2

2014-06-24 THIS highlights the vital role being played by the PRIVATE SECTOR to produce goods and services and hence create jobs and subsequently income for the workers, and hence to push up the GDP. It is useful to bear in mind this reminder made by Prof...

Monday, 23 June 2014

Studying economic prosperity - 1

2014-06-23 RESPECTFULLY, as a student of economic growth/development and national wealth creation, I am enthralled by the content of your article titled “New VC firm keen to invest in local business”, written by Fitri Shahminan (The Brunei Times, June 5, 2014...

Saturday, 21 June 2014

When will Delima Petrol Station be repaired?

2014-06-21 IT WAS in April this year that TAIB Delima Petrol Station was closed temporarily due to the station's roof collapsed over a parked vehicle and pose a threat to other vehicles refuelling petrol at the station. However, it is already June and I am...

Marketing Brunei Halal products

2014-06-21   RECENTLY I have bought Brunei Halal Chilli Sauce with affordable price but the taste was not up to what I would compare with more established brand like Maggie, Kimball and so on. Brunei Halal may have their own strategy and perhaps it maybe...

Friday, 20 June 2014

Traffic jams around schools

2014-06-20 TRAFFIC congestions are getting worse with each passing year. This is especially true around school-centric areas such as at the capital when we are picking up our children from school during the afternoon and we are faced with the horrors of...

On bidding process at Land Transport Dep’t

2014-06-20 I DECIDED to participate in a tender for vehicle registration numbers upon seeing a full page invitation by the Land Transport Department (LTD) appearing recently in one of our local newspapers. Having read through the invitation completely, I went...

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Need for proper screening of domestic helpers

2014-06-19 I AM writing this hoping to bring some facts to the notice of maid agencies in Brunei. I do not know if it’s the fault of maid agencies here or that of agencies in the countries from which domestic helpers are employed, but I do plead the relevant...

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Sea spat not between China and ASEAN

2014-06-18 THIS is with reference to the article “ASEAN must press China on CoC” published in The Brunei Times (June 17, 2014), in which a foreign scholar, accompanied by a foreign envoy, spoke publicly on the South China Sea issue during a media roundtable...

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Creating interest in science subjects

2014-06-17 THIS is with reference to the report — ‘Lack of students taking science’ — written by Rafidah Hamit. I completely agree with the contents of the report and would also like to share my views as to why this is so. I think science subjects are not...

Make use of teaching skills

2014-06-17 I READ with interest your report dated June 14, 2014 on page A10 which said about six youths being selected to teach English in Cambodia under the Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT) programme. My congratulations to SCOT and the...

Monday, 16 June 2014

EDPMO’s steps on power conservation

2014-06-16 THIS is with reference to the letter — ‘Energy efficiency drive for gov’t offices sought’ by Concerned Citizen — published in The Brunei Times (June 6, 2014). The Energy Department at Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) would like to thank and fully...

Power department’s response on thefts

2014-06-16 THIS is with reference to the letter ‘Cable thefts at Kg Madang’ written by My Two Cents, BSB, in The Brunei Times(June 13, 2014). First and foremost, the Department of Electrical Services (DES) highly appreciates the writer for sharing his/her...

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Local sporting events need to be broadcast to raise awareness

2014-06-14 WE HEAR so much about how Brunei is trying to promote sports in the Sultanate but why are none of the local sporting competitions televised or broadcast. One of the best way to promote something is to raise awareness. In this case it would be the...

Concern on unlicensed car wash operators

2014-06-14 I WOULD encourage everyone not to bring their cars to unlicensed car wash to avoid damages. After years of having my car washed at unprofessional unlicensed vendors, the colours of the paint has faded. It was evident that the cleaning products used...

Friday, 13 June 2014

Cable theft at Kg Madang

2014-06-13 IT IS rather shocking to see how cable thefts and theft pertain-ing to electrical feeder pillars are still an ongoing problem in this country. As you can see in the picture, this was an electrical feeder pillar at a new housing area near the Madang...

Concern on housing quality

2014-06-13 TO THOSE who received keys to their new homes recently, I would like to extend my personal congratulations on becoming a home owner.Moving into a new house, as exciting as it can be, can take its toll on a person’s finances especially when...

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Signal lights an important way to reduce road congestions

2014-06-12 A FEW days ago I was in a hurry to get to a certain location. It was a rush hour and I was on a T-junction waiting patiently to get a safe chance in crossing to the left. Cars from opposite sides drove past quickly of course. I needed to make a...

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