Letters to the Editor

Thursday, 7 August 2014

BSM ensures equipment in petrol stations function properly, are reliable

2014-08-07 DEAR Editor,  Brunei Shell Marketing (BSM) wishes to refer to The Brunei Times Letter to the Editor published on Monday 4 August 2014 entitled “Majority of tyre pumps at petrol stations are broken, need repairs” and apologies to the writer and...

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Absurd Baiduri Finance requirement irks reader

2014-08-06 DEAR Editor,  In today's day and age, when technology and processes have evolved to ultimately make everyone's day a little more efficient, I am dumbfounded that Baiduri Finance, has not gotten the memo. Let me tell you a story of how Baiduri...

Gratitude to critical services personnel for Raya hardwork

2014-08-06 DEAR editor,  I am writing just to express my personal gratitude to all emergency staff – medical personnel, members of the police force and fire department employees, among others - who were on-duty during any of the Raya public holidays last...

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Restaurant sungkai buffet a declining trend in Brunei

2014-08-05 DEAR Editor,  After reading the article 'Restaurants say this year's sungkai sales 'worst ever'' published on July 18, I couldn't help but realise that, in a consumer’s perspective, this trend is true. The last time I was crazy about Sungkai...

Thank you DST for pleasant service during Ramadhan

2014-08-05 DEAR Editor,  I would like to commend the staff of the Giant Rimba branch of DST for their professionalism and good disposition during Ramadhan. I had to visit the branch shortly before Ramadhan ended to owing to a stolen router, and was dismayed...

Monday, 4 August 2014

Majority of tyre pumps at petrol stations are broken,need repairs

2014-08-04 Dear Editor, I AM wondering if any of the broken tyre pumps at the petrol stations in Brunei are ever fixed. Recently, due to the Hari Raya celebration, on top of topping up my petrol, I made the mental note to put in more air in my tyres... to...

Authorities should be alert after Taiwan gas explosions disaster

2014-08-04 Dear Editor, I HOPE the relevant authorities will look into the safety of gas pipes in Brunei, following a series of five deadly gas leak explosions in Taiwan which killed 27 and injured 284 people (as of Aug 2) in the city of Kaohsiung late July...

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Damaged drain cover needs urgent repair

2014-08-02 I HOPE this letter grabs the attention of the Public Works Department (JKR).A drain is much in need of a repair at Simpang 791-29-13 at the Landless Indigenous Citizens Housing Scheme (STKRJ) in Kg Sungai Buloh Two (Bukit Sibanging).I have already...

Friday, 1 August 2014

OneBiz not friendly as claimed by authorities

2014-08-01 IT IS time for the relevant authorities to stop telling us how they are going to make our lives easier and actually make it a reality.I was reading the OneBiz article recently (July 23) on how it would make doing business more convenient, but has...

Praise for JKR on road repairs, more to be done

2014-08-01 I WOULD like to applaud The Public Works Department (JKR) for doing a great job fixing the roads near Muara town and the Kampung Tanah Jambu area.If I’m not mistaken, it took about 2-3 weeks for the roads to be fixed. I am quite impressed. I never...

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Raya fireworks a dangerous and unnecessary disturbance

2014-07-30 WHEN I was a young boy, fireworks and sparklers weren’t a necessary element to celebrating Hari Raya. In fact, my parents were insistent that they (like cigarettes) were very much akin to watching money burn albeit in a much more fancier and...

TelBru responds to reader’s ‘bad service’ complaint

2014-07-30 TELEKOM Brunei Berhad (TelBru) would like to acknowledge and respond to the letter published on Saturday, July 26, 2014, entitled “Reader frustrated with TelBru’s ‘service at its best’”.In following up with the issue, we would like to invite the...

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Conditions at Seria old folks home not unsafe as reported

2014-07-29 I AM duly authorised to write in reference to your article titled “Belait old folks home plagued by snakes, break-ins” published on the July 21 issue of The Brunei Times. The article wrote about the visit to the Old Folks Home in Seria by members...

Monday, 28 July 2014

Plea by non-halal restaurants: much ado, agitation could have been avoided

2014-07-28 I READ with much interest a report published in your daily on July 20, 2014 headlined “MoRA sends non-halal eateries’ appeal to relevant authorities”. The report stated that 17 non-halal restaurants were seeking exemption from the Ramadhan daytime...

Better quality road tax stickers needed

2014-07-28 ROAD tax stickers were recently introduced in Brunei Darussalam to replace the old road tax discs. The problem of fading ink on the stickers making them blurry and illegible is a new phenomenon which has also been recently reported in Malaysia. It...

We need more fuel stations

2014-07-28 SINCE the Anggerek fuel station closed down about three months ago I have realised how one station's closure can cause problems. Fuel stations close at night even when they are jam-packed. I have seen cars being turned away as it was closing time...

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Reader frustrated with Telbru’s ‘service at its best’

2014-07-26 I AM not only disappointed but utterly frustrated with the so called “service at its best” slogan Telbru possesses. I applied for an e-speed line and phone line early May at the Telbru centre in Citisquare. My husband and I paid upfront, and they...

Changing jobseekers’ attitude towards work an uphill task for authorities

2014-07-26 I WISH to comment on the article “No takers for 1,700 jobs registered with gov’t in 2013” that was published last month. According to the report, out of 2,404 job vacancies registered by Local Work Agency and Workforce Development (APTK) in 2013,...

Friday, 25 July 2014

Buzz of activities spirit lifting for Bruneians

2014-07-25 IT WAS indeed a huge lift to the spirits of all Bruneians that the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy youth football tournament has been finalised and is going to commence soon. Indeed, the month of August will see a buzz of activities, led by the raising of...

Reader voices support for non-halal eateries

2014-07-25 I’M WRITING to express my support for the appeal brought forward by the 17 non-halal eateries against the daytime dining ban regulation during the Ramadhan fasting month. The appeal sought permission for non-halal places to serve non-Muslim diners...

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