Letters to the Editor

Friday, 25 April 2014

Concern on why people resort to stealing

2014-04-25 WE LIVE in a society where we frequently hear, see or even witness crime being committed and it thoroughly saddens me to see reports of people in our country who resort to stealing. An incident was reported last week of a local 33-year-old man who...

Stop rumour-mongering in social media!

2014-04-25   I WOULD like to highlight an issue that has been considered quite a 'trend' here in Brunei. It is the issue of sharing media contents via social media such as Facebook and Whatsapp. Recently, a video about nurses in Brunei went viral through-...

Thursday, 24 April 2014

RBPF committed to maintain harmony and peace in the country

2014-04-24 IN RELATION to the Letter to the Editor titled “Robbery rumours unsettling” which was written by “Ayam Goreng” and appeared in The Brunei Times Opinion column on Wednesday, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) would like to thank the views or...

Well done for clearing Kampong Ayer rubbish

2014-04-24 I WOULD like to commend the recent efforts done at Kg Ayer. When I visited around Kg Ayer in 2009, I saw plastic bags and waste floating about everywhere at Kg Ayer especially near the vicinity of the houses. I was concerned about the cleanliness...

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Reintroduce Pedestrian Square in Bandar

2014-04-22     I WOULD like to suggest the authorities to reintroduce the pedestrian square in the capital city during weekends. Last time, a section of the road in city, known as Jalan Sultan if I’m not mistaken, used to be closed off for pedestrians only...

Need for traffic lights at Jalan Kilanas Mulaut T-junction

2014-04-22 THE T-junction at the end of Jalan Kilanas Mulaut linking to Jalan Limau Manis is in dire need of traffic lights.The building of a new bridge, which has been in use for a couple of months already, is supposedly constructed to curb the traffic jams...

Monday, 21 April 2014

Kudos to MAS staff for their hospitality, high working spirit

2014-04-21 DESPITE the dark cloud that's been looming over Malaysia Airlines since the tragic March 8 incident, it's so heartwarming to see their staff still carry on with heads held high, especially when faced with impatient passengers and their unacceptable...

Concern on late payment of workers’ salary by certain construction firms

2014-04-21 I'D LIKE to complain how certain construction companies do not pay their staff and workers on time and can even drag payments up to a few months at most. I know this because my uncle is currently experiencing this for himself. Luckily for him, he...

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Department of Water Service deserves applause for quick service

2014-04-19 AS A foreign guest in Brunei, I have always appreciated the relaxed attitude of Bruneian culture, but also understood that when it comes to public services, many people are rightly frustrated when progress is slow, as aptly voiced in the many '...

Why do job vacancies persist despite many university graduates?

2014-04-19   HOW is it that many graduates are still unemployed with what authorities might say is a shortage of staff in the workforce? Is it because the graduates themselves are being picky or is it the department or ministry that is being selective...

Friday, 18 April 2014

Government hailed over integrated hotline services

2014-04-18   I AM writing to congratulate His Majesty's Government recent initiative to centralise the hotline services for some of the support utility departments like Department of Electricity, JKR, LTD etc. Having read all the complaints that some...

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...

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