Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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...

Safety a concern if diving is involved in coral programme

2014-06-12 I READ with interest the article on Sunday June 8 “MIPR to launch coral protection programme” where students are taught the importance of the ocean to us humans and how the coral reefs are in great danger by our own doing.It is a great effort to...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

There are trades that require foreign workers

2014-06-11 I REFER to your article published in The Brunei Times dated May 29, 2014. According to the Acting Commissioner of Labour, a company that employs more foreign workers than locals has to pay a levy of $480 per entry of a foreign worker for a two-...

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Driving home the perils of plastic bags

2014-06-10 I APPLAUD your recent Youth Speak supplement for bringing up the subject of extending Brunei’s current ban on plastic carrier bags on the weekend to everyday of the week. Every one of the young people interviewed supported the proposal, but some...

Monday, 9 June 2014

Workplace gyms a good gesture

2014-06-09 LATELY, it has been noticed that a number of schools and ministries launching their own fitness centres. This, in my opinion, is a wonderful step towards promoting a healthy lifestyle and I praise the relevant institutions and agencies that have...

Need for new car licence system

2014-06-09 IT HAS been quite some time now that the new motorcycle licence system is in place, and while I do applaud it, I think the Land Transport Department should look at doing the same for cars. Some new car owners or those who are still relatively...

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Will new labour quota rules up prices?

2014-06-07 THE new policies recently introduced by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) to cap the number of quotas for foreign workers in Brunei Darussalam, that are meant to open up more job opportunities for the locals, is a welcoming move. The local...

Disappointment over poor customer service

2014-06-07 RECENTLY I went to the TAIB Bank to sort out some mortgage loans and I went straight from work. I had arrived at the bank around 3.45pm and it was stated to close at 4pm. Once inside the person at the desk asked for the purpose and reason for my...

Friday, 6 June 2014

Energy efficiency drive for gov’t offices sought

2014-06-06 CAN the authorities at the Energy Department explain to me why if I drive at night nearby government buildings there are quite a number which have their lights turned on? There are quite a number of them that do this, and I do realise that tall...

More speed cameras need to be installed

2014-06-06 EVER since the demerit system was enforced, there was a change in attitude in driving among the road users in terms of speed in view of road safety. However, this can only be seen when there is a warning by the other road users on the opposite lane...

Thursday, 5 June 2014

LETTER: Defending the Syariah Law

2014-06-05 DEAR Editor, Respectfully, I begin this involved letter by placing the top priority to the following selected verses of the Quran from the quoted Surahs thus: i. ".....This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favour to you...

Defending the Syariah Law - 3

2014-06-05 ORANG kata: 2+2=5, 2x2=7, kitani terus percaya! Hence, this observation: “JATUH MENJATUH BUDAYA MELAYU” (Ref: Utusan Malaysia, 5 March, 2002). The ISLAMIC brotherhood highlighted in the Quran is irrelevant to us! And ponder on this: Mr Crawford,...

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Defending the Syariah Law - 2

2014-06-04 SOME estimates say that by the year 2020, Muslims will make up nearly half of all Europeans, not to mention a substantial part of the population of the Americans. (Ref: “Why ISLAM?” by Mrs K Sherman, a native of New York.) “According to the World...

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