Letters to the Editor

Friday, 18 April 2014

Concern on queuing system at post office

2014-04-18 I AM an avid online shopper and while I wouldn't go as far as to say that the Brunei mail service is wonderful, it does its job of ensuring that my parcels arrive within the expected shipping time, and I have no complaints about their service. For...

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Why promote junk food through sport?

2014-04-17 YOUR Happenings section on April 4 featured a story about an eatery offering limited edition Cristiano Ronaldo 8gb thumb-drives for $10. What with obesity and the associated health risks of diabetes and renal failure, do you not think it...

Let’s fight Aedes mosquito together

2014-04-17 I READ with grave concern the article “Alarming rise in den-gue cases” that was published in The Brunei Times on April 8. I am shocked to read that Brunei has recorded its highest number of dengue cases last year as well as its first outbreak of...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Data security for Bru-HIMS a cause for concern

2014-04-16 IT SEEMS that the medical information system is finally being rolled out rapidly nationwide. At such a time where globally the use of information is being scrutinised more than ever before, it seems pertinent to ask a few questions about the...

Kidney failure a serious issue in Brunei

2014-04-16 I WAS alarmed to read on your front page today that kidney failure is on the rise, as are other health diseases in the country. It was stated that the main cause of kidney failure in patients was attributed to diabetes, which accounted for 57 per...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Postal Services Department responds to letter by Frequent Online Buyer

2014-04-15 WE REFER to the letter by Frequent Online Buyer titled ‘Postal Service should use latest technology to improve service’ published in the The Brunei Times on February 7, 2014. We wish to thank the writer for raising the issue to our attention and...

Monday, 14 April 2014

Chung Hwa BSB responds to Worried Parent’s complaint

2014-04-14 WE REFER to an article appeared in The Brunei Times dated 27th March, 2014 headlined “Call for Chung Hwa BSB to reveal potential fee hike %” by Worried Parent, BSBFirst and foremost, Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB would like to express its...

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Brunei needs more healthy eateries

2014-04-12 AFTER years of unhealthy eating habits, I’ve started going on a diet to shed some weight off and keep my health in check.Part of my personal weight loss programme is making a list of healthy places to eat in Brunei, and not surprisingly, there aren...

Concern on water wastage at The Mall's cinema

2014-04-12 I AM writing this letter on the same issue of water wastage at The Mall's cinema, as since my last letter in December 2013, not only has the situation not improved, it has “deproved” instead.As mentioned in my last letter, the water of the urinal...

Friday, 11 April 2014

Road to Ulu Temburong park needs repair soon!

2014-04-11 WHAT comes to mind when we Bruneians mention the Temburong district, it often springs up to mind a quite not so developed town. But when we mention Temburong to tourists and visitors to Brunei, they will oftentimes mention our Ulu Temburong...

Concern on uncoordinated projects on the roads

2014-04-11 WHY are there so many potholes along the roads? Sometimes when driving on a road that has just been resurfaced, it doesn't last more than a week before some contractor starts digging up a section of it to make way for new pipes or some other reason...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Two dangerous habits on the road

2014-04-10 Dear Editor,  I HATE to have a go at the drivers here in Brunei because compared to motorists in other parts of Asia — Vietnam immediately springs to mind — they are paragons of good behaviour when behind the wheel. That said, many drivers here...

Concern about public safety from crimes

2014-04-10 Dear Editor, IT IS only April 2014 and already the number of crimes reported and those that go unreported are on the rise. Information circulating among the public, although at times can be unreliable, seem to be the only form of public awareness...

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Douse that hazardous habit

2014-04-09 OPEN burning is one of the biggest concerns affecting Brunei’s environment. In order to live in safe and healthier surroundings, one needs to control worsening pollution issues. I fully support that open burning be stopped. Despite the authorities...

Recent mosque thefts put security measures in doubt

2014-04-09 IT IS saddening to learn that another bout of mosque thefts has recently taken place. What is even more saddening is the fact that these happened after authorities told the Legislative Council – the country’s most public forum and among the highest...

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Vocational training the key to curb joblessness

2014-04-08 IT IS sad to learn that there were 14,461 locals who were unemployed in the Sultanate according to unemployment data in January 2014 (The Brunei Times, March 27, 2014). I believe the Sultanate needs to modernise vocational training institutions by...

Monday, 7 April 2014

Displeasure over poor customer service

2014-04-07 Dear Editor,  I WISH to voice my displeasure over poor customer experience I had recently with a trip to a furniture store in Batu Bersurat. I was looking for a single chair for my home, so I thought I'd check out this store as it is quite large...

Disappointment at JKR’s poor feedback to customers

2014-04-07 Dear Editor,  SINCE mid-December, there have been frequent disruptions to the water supply to residents in parts of Kampung Tanah Jambu. Often, a call to the very pleasant operators at 140 will result in a water tanker delivery within an hour or...

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Airport needs more improvement with facilities and shops

2014-04-05 Dear Editor,  I’M REALLY impressed by how the Brunei International Airport has turned out. Every-thing’s so shiny, and everyone’s so helpful! However, about a month ago, I met a few foreigners in transit who weren’t too impressed. Particularly...

Friday, 4 April 2014

Youth deserve on-the-job training programme

2014-04-04 I WOULD like to comment on an article titled “Education key to curb joblessness” published in The Brunei Times on Thursday, March 27, 2014. It's encouraging to read the remarks made by Dato Paduka Dr Hj Zulkarnain Hj Hanafi, Permanent Secretary of...

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