Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
I HAVE been working in Brunei for almost a year and the one thing that struck me when I first arrived here was that the country had banned smoking and the sale of cigarettes.
Air passengers were also not allowed to bring in cigarettes into the...
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
I HAVE been following with great interest the stories published in your paper on the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games which recently came to an end.
Although the haul of one silver and six bronze medals was met with disdain from many quarters, I...
Monday, 22 June 2015
RAMADHAN is quite a spiritual awakening for the public as we join the masses at mosques and prayer halls throughout the country.
The silence of the mosque surroundings while everyone is engrossed in prayers as well as the heartwarming sights of...
Saturday, 20 June 2015
THIS is with reference to the article titled “Imagine when artificial plants at airport waiting lounge are replaced with beautiful landscape” by ‘Real Pretty, Brunei’ published in The Brunei Times (June 4, 2015).
We thank the writer for his/her...
Friday, 19 June 2015
THE move by the Health Promotion Centre to strengthen the implementation of its Quit 2 Win Programme to help more smokers give up the vice, especially during the time of Ramadhan is of immense benefit to Bruneians.
In your article “Quit smoking...
Thursday, 18 June 2015
IT IS worrying that some big names in the car manufacturing sector in Japan are recalling their cars in large numbers due to concerns over the seat belts.
What is also worrying is the silence from local car dealers.
They have a responsibility to...
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
I’M WRITING this to ask the relevant authorities for a status update on roadworks along Jalan Rakyat Jati Rimba in Kg Tungku.
As the road is in a poor condition and has a lot of potholes, I was relieved to see some work being taken up there...
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
OVER the years there has been an increase in the number of adulterated cosmetics and other products making their way into Brunei.
These products are available for sale not only in shops but also on social media. Though the Ministry of Health (MoH...
Monday, 15 June 2015
IN the Prime News section of your Saturday, June 13 issue, you published a story titled “Brunei Run for Nepal raises $18K” which detailed the charitable spirit of the people here.
If my memory serves me right, there was an unabated drizzle that...
Saturday, 13 June 2015
I WOULD like to share my recent experience at a famous local seafood restaurant in the sultanate.
It was my first time at the restaurant, and I was impressed by the friendly service of the Bruneian waiters and waitresses.
This was quite...
Friday, 12 June 2015
LAST month there was a Letter to the Editor that made a good point on having buses ply beyond 6pm.
The letter writer said: “Could the authorities find a way to get bus operators to run their services till slightly later in the evening?”
Thursday, 11 June 2015
YOUR report “Most Brunei heart patients aged between 40 and 60” that was published on June 8, 2015, grabbed my attention.
The article quoted Dr Sofian Dato Paduka Dr Hj Johar, the head of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital’s...
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
I MUST confess that I love beaches.
And I am appalled when people litter the beaches.
But recently, there have been many campaigns to clean up the beaches and I hope that people keep them clean after that.
Another twist, however, was the report...
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
CONGRATULATIONS to the Ministry of Education (MoE) for its recent launch of the “School Based Team Guidebook”.
As a parent of a special needs child, this, I feel, is another step in the right direction.
It’s also encouraging to hear that all...
Saturday, 6 June 2015
AS AN expat residing and working in Brunei, I’ve heard complaints from Bruneians and foreigners alike about the tedious process of getting your driving licences renewed at the Land Transport Department.
In fact, your news report titled ‘Land...
I WAS pleased with the quick appearance of the charity box for the “Build your own mosque” drive at Sengkurong Mosque.
It goes to show that this project has the full support of the people.
However, I was surprised to see the imam tying a plastic...
Friday, 5 June 2015
IT HAS been months or more that the corner of the parking lot at Kg Sg Kebun Jetty are targetted by irresponsible persons as a dumping site.
The corner, close to the Masjid Al-Muhtadee Billah, is not a dumping site. In fact, the space at the...
Thursday, 4 June 2015
FOR all that Brunei is known for its nature, it is embarrassing that artificial plants are used as interior decoration at the Brunei International Airport.
There might be valid reasons for not using real plants, like allergy concerns, water...
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
WITH the recent increase in fatal road accidents in Brunei Darussalam lately, I cannot help but feel concerned and wonder if vehicles in the Sultanate are being properly monitored?
As per the report “Jalan Gadong most prone to accidents” published...
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
I WAS delighted to read about the two new low-floored buses plying in the capital.
It is, indeed, a small step towards the right direction in improving public transport in the Sultanate.
The public transport in the nation is poorer.
If you don’t...