Letters to the Editor

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Doubts over memory boosting workshop

2015-01-03 REFERRING to the articles “Workshop to enhance brain utilisation” and “Maximising the power of memory” published in The Brunei Times editions of Dec 1, 2014 and Dec 18, 2014 respectively, I am quite sceptical about ‘Mid-Brain Activation’. Yes, I...

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Student loan terms need more clarity

2015-01-01 IT WAS a shame that there was only a closed-door briefing for the Education Loan Assistance Scheme (SBPP) recipients months ago (The Brunei Times, Sunday, October 12, 2014). I’m sure a lot of people want to know more to help them decide whether...

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Making BSB come alive with activity

2014-12-31 I COMPLETELY echo the sentiments of ‘Rowdy Piper’ mentioned in his recent letter in The Brunei Times regarding our capital and how it’s very unfortunately not abuzz with activity. Despite there being choruses of how old and derelict the vicinity...

Gleneagles JPMC services lauded

2014-12-31 I WOULD like to convey my gratitute to Gleneagles JPMC, ICU and the Outpatients wards. I personally wish and say a million thanks to all those who did their best in saving my life on December 4, 2014, when I was admitted to the medical centre in a...

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

WSID system is the future of education

2014-12-30 THIS is with reference to the letter “Will WSID system fail and wreck the future of our kids?” that appeared in The Brunei Times (Dec 19, 2014), written by a ‘Concerned Parent’. I strongly disagree with much of what has been opinionated. First of...

Monday, 29 December 2014

The issues that are hampering Brunei teachers

2014-12-29 THE issues that the teachers in Brunei have been facing these days constitute not just the workload but also furthering their studies. It needs to be looked into as to why it is very difficult for teachers like us to pursue our studies and become...

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Hope Neighbourhood Watch will make Brunei safer

2014-12-27 THERE have been several reports in the newspapers on the thefts that have been occurring in the Sultanate. Thefts that were reported ranging from motorboats to the recent robbery at the Tutong hostel. While these criminals has been put behind bars...

Wish authorities could liven up our capital

2014-12-27 I LOVE our capital town. I really do. I just wish the authorities could help liven up the place, especially at night. It's good to see new attractions recently opened up in BSB such as Burger King and Gloria Jean’s Coffee. Unfortunately, they...

Friday, 26 December 2014

Thumbs up for restaurant cleanliness grading

2014-12-26 IT WAS gratifying to note that Bruneian authorities are stringent in rating restaurants for cleanliness. I am referring to the article “Two restaurants in Tutong graded ‘A’ for cleanliness” (The Brunei Times, November 30, 2014). The article...

Responsible pet owners will neuter, spay pets

2014-12-26 BY LOOKING at the number of roadkill that I've been seeing these days, it is probably safe to conclude that neutering pets is simply not on the agenda of many pet owners. A lot of trouble and heartache can be saved in the long-term if pet owners...

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Reason village heads tasked to distribute old age pensions

2014-12-25 I REFER to the letter to the editor titled “It is high time to embrace technology for pension payment in Brunei” (The Brunei Times, December 12, 2014. I believe this was with regard to the incident which took place in Kuala Belait during pension...

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

New ways for JP to better services

2014-12-24 TWO weeks ago my family and I had a fun-filled time at Jerudong Park (JP). We’ve not had this much fun since the park’s heydays back in the late 90s’ so hats off to the park’s management for the revamp. And with the opening of the biggest water...

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Need for timetables,maps at bus stops

2014-12-23 IT HAS been some time now since the buses serving the capital were painted all colours of the rainbow to make it easier for passengers to know which bus they should board to get to their destination. Presumably, the move was an attempt to emulate...

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...

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