Letters to the Editor

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...

Boost to tourism

2014-07-03 I’M WRITING to commend The Brunei Times for publishing “Tutong treasure for trekkers” (June 8, 2014). Thanks to this article, I finally discovered some of the hidden gems of Brunei. I’m a 20 something traveller who’s currently backpacking around...

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Bothersome wild growth in vicinity

2014-07-02 I WANT to complain about my next door neighbour who does not bother to mow his lawn. This property is rented by the Ministry of Defence (No 1, Spg 727 – 7 – 29, Jalan Gadong, Kg Jangsak BF2720, Bandar Seri Begawan). I have requested the relevant...

Shun smoking for a healthy life

2014-07-02 CIGARETTES are proven to kill more people than drugs. Tobacco has been causing the death of one in 10 adults. Moreover, teenagers nowadays are using tobacco as an excuse for the so-called stress-relief but this would eventually create health...

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Eatery dine-in order didn’t percolate

2014-07-01 THE blessed month of Ramadhan is here. For all Muslims, this the month of fasting, prayers and giving zakat. As non-Muslims, we all have an obligation to respect the sanctity of the blessed month and show our solidarity with our Muslim friends who...

Restaurant owner’s clarification

2014-07-01 THIS is with reference to The Brunei Times' report (June 30, 2014) on Ching Nam Hong Restaurant along with its photo. It was reported that “the restaurant was allegedlly raided by the authorities on June 29 due to rumours that the eatery was...

Monday, 30 June 2014

Brunei football has a long way to go

2014-06-30 IT’S BEEN a bittersweet World Cup 2014 – but lessons for the future of Brunei football are plenty. Things have been sweet with many surprises: Holland’s Robin Van Persie confessing that he’s actually Clark Kent aka Superman. And bitter over how...

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