Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Study needed on viability of aquaponics

2014-11-12 THIS is with reference to your front page report published on November 3 titled “Firm introduces aquaponics to promote sustainable farming”. First of all, I would like to commend the private firm for coming up with such a great idea. The...

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Filipino embassy lauded for guide on Syariah code

2014-11-11 THROUGH your paper I would like to applaud the Philippine Embassy for coming up with a 26-page simplified guide to the Syariah Penal Code. Based on your story published on October 11, the new palm-sized booklet would serve as a reference to the...

Monday, 10 November 2014

Plea on Brunei,S’pore currency

2014-11-10 THE Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore has been in place for nearly 50 years. However, of late, the Bruneian dollar is not as widely being accepted in Singapore, compared to how widely the Singapore dollar is being...

Cops thanked for finding stolen vehicle

2014-11-10 I WOULD like to thank the Central Police Station Bandar Seri Begawan for finding my stolen vehicle. The incident which occurred at the end September at our resident was reported to the police immediately. Due to its prompt action the police were...

Saturday, 8 November 2014

No access road to Sg Tilong housing area

2014-11-08 FIVE years ago in June 2009, I purchased a detached house from a housing development project at Simpang 472, Kg Sungai Tilong, Jalan Muara. At that time, approval had just been granted by the relevant government authority for the developer to...

Car owners ‘above the law’ in a Gadong road

2014-11-08 THIS is Simpang 5, Jalan Gadong. Every car owner is above the law. They just ignore the No Parking sign and park their cars along this simpang day and night, turning a two-way traffic road to a single way traffic road. It has caused so much...

Friday, 7 November 2014

No time frame for new taxi franchise

2014-11-07 I READ your recent story on the government’s decision to introduce a new taxi franchise via the Land Transport Master Plan (New taxi franchise to curb illegal operators, Oct 21, 2014). I welcomed that news as I always wanted to have other means of...

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Post offices may utilise X-ray devices

2014-11-06 I RECEIVED a small package the other day, or rather, I received a notice from the main post office in Berakas informing me that I could go there to pick it up. This is the first time I’ve had to go through the palaver of picking up my own package,...

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Public Works Dep’t responds over Subok road safety

2014-11-05 THIS is with reference to the letter, ‘Road safety on Jalan Subok’, in The Brunei Times (September 27, 2014) by Concerned Road User. The Public Works Department would like to relay its appreciation over some of the safety concern issues...

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Abandoned cars clog parking area

2014-11-04 THERE have been quite a few complaints from the tenants and landlords of the Muhibbah Complex II at Menglait, Gadong, regarding abandoned cars. These numerous derelict cars have been occupying the parking spaces behind the shop houses. [Related...

Car yard blocks access road

2014-11-04 A USED car dealer has been obstructing the access road to our new house in Sg Tilong. Our house has recently been granted the occupancy permit. However, the car dealer parks his cars along our newly constructed access road unneccessarily making...

Monday, 3 November 2014

Online avenue on Islam-related info sought

2014-11-03 ANAS bin Malik narrated that the Messenger of Allah said seeking knowledge is the duty of every Muslim. At an early age, we have memorised basic Quranic verses or doa, and eventually we acquired more knowledge as soon as we began our ugama (...

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Algebra of violence in the Middle East

2014-11-02 Dear Editor, RESPECTFULLY, this is a rather complex article to write. The subject matter is inter-related, a net-work of the cycle of violences and retributions between Muslims in the Middle East, and the Zionist violent apartheid practices on the...

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Ministry’s response on mosquitoes, dengue fever

2014-11-01 THE Ministry of Health would like to refer to the letter by Concerned Citizen titled “Steps to Prevent Mosquito Growth and Dengue Fever” published in The Brunei Times on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. The Department of Health Services wishes to...

Friday, 31 October 2014

Host of problems in Lumut terrace housing area

2014-10-31 I WOULD like to know why there isn’t any street sign in Lumut’s terrace house locality. The new terrace houses in Lumut were built a few years ago and I have stayed in one of them for a year. However, the street signs have not been installed till...

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Cyber security is about protecting information too

2014-10-30 A CYBER security conference event was held recently in Brunei and among other things that was mentioned there was that cyber security is not just about computer security and includes information security. So organisations in Brunei that store...

Keep up the good work and keep us safe

2014-10-30 I, LIKE many others, offered a sigh of relief when the police were able to bring the man accused of rape and robbery to court and be charged. With the strings of serious crime that have been in the news lately, it’s hard to feel safe knowing that...

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Algebra of violence in the Mideast - (III)

2014-10-29 WHAT about this: In February 1994, a Jewish settler, Dr Baruch Goldstein, with a gun and hand grenades, entered the Ibrahim Mosque during Friday dawn prayers. Opening fire, Goldstein killed 29 Muslim worshipers and wounded 125. Eventually he was...

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Algebra of violence in the Mideast - (II)

2014-10-28 PRESCIENTLY, the grave concern expressed by Gary Burge actually almost covers the content of his book: “Whose Lands? Whose Promise? — What Christians Are Not Being Told about Israel and the Palestinians.” It is about “a profound injustice committed...

Monday, 27 October 2014

Algebra of violence in the Middle East

2014-10-27 RESPECTFULLY, this is a rather complex article to write. The subject matter is inter-related, a net-work of the cycle of violences and retributions between Muslims in the Middle East, and the Zionist violent apartheid practices on the Palestinian...

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