Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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...

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Change of faded licence plates

2014-06-28 I READ with interest the move the Land Transport Department is making in helping motorists change their faded licence plates. It is unsightly whenever there is a licence plate on the road that is too blurry or damaged that I question whether my...

What is the standard for helmets in Brunei?

2014-06-28 I’M currently enrolled in motorcycle driving school for getting my motorcycle licence, but one thing that came to my mind is what types of helmets are approved by the relevant authorities.The school where I’m learning to ride has lent me a helmet,...

Friday, 27 June 2014

Complaint on RTB’s broadcast of World Cup opening

2014-06-27 I AM writing to you to express my anger and disappointment towards Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) for interrupting during the middle of the opening ceremony of the most anticipated event, the World Cup. Some people may say I am exaggeratin but...

Concern on security for female joggers

2014-06-27 THERE is no denying that jogging has become a favourite pastime activity for most Bruneians as locals can be seen jogging on pathways and routes in popular spots such as the National Stadium, local recreational areas and parks. However, amid the...

Don’t let the fever get to you

2014-06-27 I DREAD somewhat the coming Ramadhan period, not because of the fasting and increased time devoted to spiritual matters, but because it seems to be a slightly less productive window of the year: fewer people working and fewer hours with which to...

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Bid to tackle growing cases of diabetes

2014-06-26 IT IS great to see the government initiating health and environmental campaigns to curb smoking, discourage the use of plastic bags and consumption of shark fins, among others things. I feel these measures are pragmatic as they not only benefit...

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