Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

In support of Durian

2014-08-19 I WOULD like to applaud the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood’s decision to hold a Durian and Fruits Fest at the Bio Innovation Corridor Zone A (formerly known as the Agrotechnology Park) from August 18-24.It was an inspired idea to host the...

Monday, 18 August 2014

Brunei sports need private sector’s support

2014-08-18 I READ with interest on the internet recently that China's Huawei has signed a deal to sponsor the Lithuanian basketball federation (LBF). In the article, Zhang Xibo, Huawei's general manager for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, said that “products...

Let’s reuse, recycle waste

2014-08-18 THIS is with reference to the report “Put trash to good use” appeared in The Brunei Times (August 11, 2014). It’s often seen that people tend to throw all the trash and waste without giving a least thought to keep aside things that can be reused or...

Saturday, 16 August 2014

MoH drug caution

2014-08-16 THE Ministry of Health would like to refer to the letter by ‘Online Shopper’ titled ‘Pharmacist at Old Airport Post Office’ published in The Brunei Times dated May 15, 2014 and wish to thank the writer for his/her concern with regards to the...

Friday, 15 August 2014

Land Transport Department’s response on helmets

2014-08-15 DEAR Editor,  WE refer to the article ‘What is the standard for helmets in Brunei?’ by ‘Confused on Two Wheels, Beribi’ published in the June 28, 2014 edition of The Brunei Times. We thank the writer for his/her comments and wish to clarify that...

Rotary Club doing a lot to old folks home

2014-08-15 DEAR Editor,  More than 10 years ago, the Rotary Club of Belait started engaging itself in providing services to the Seria Old Folks Home. The club evolved its activities and schemes in accordance with the feedback and requests from the various...

Thursday, 14 August 2014

MinComm replies on faded licence plates

2014-08-14 WE REFER to the article titled “Change of faded licence plates”by “Awareness Motorist” published in the June 28, 2014 edition of The Brunei Times. We thank the writer for his/her comments and wish to respond as follows. We wish to inform the...

Reader hopes to know results of citizenship test

2014-08-14 DEAR Editor, I SAT for the citizenship test two years ago in 2012 and there was no response from the examiner about my result. Apparently I am not the only person facing this problem; my friends who sat for the test together with me also told of...

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

An international airport without public transport

2014-08-13 DEAR Editor, Is it not time Brunei’s sole airport was served by public transport, even a humble bus, if not a light rail? A couple of weeks ago I flew into Brunei’s International Airport from Kota Kinabalu. I was travelling with my mother so was...

Brunei is home for some foreigners working here

2014-08-13 DEAR Editor, A letter you published on June 26, 2014 really struck a chord with me. A sad, melancholic one. Despite being a foreigner, Brunei has always been home to me simply because of the hospitality and kindness the locals have always exuded...

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Time to take Arabic language seriously in religious schools

2014-08-12 DEAR Editor, THE blessed month of Ramadhan has come to pass, and Syawal ensues. Ramadhan was a month where we would read the Quran more often than not – hopefully, by doing this we could get acquainted to the Noble Book much closer than ever...

The need for moderation in exercise

2014-08-12 DEAR Editor, THE Ministry of Health would like to refer to the letter by KeepHealthy titled ‘Over-exercising can be dangerous’ published in The Brunei Times on Friday, 4th July 2014 and wish to thank the writer for his/her comments. For the writer...

Monday, 11 August 2014

Applause for Energy Department for timely response to letter

2014-08-11 DEAR Editor,  I am writing in this letter to applaud the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office for its timely response to my letter which was published on August 4 (Monday). I sent in my letter “Authorities should be alert after Taiwan...

Queue lines at B-Mobile should be further segregated

2014-08-11 DEAR Editor,  As a loyal B-Mobile customer, who stuck with them through their troubles, I was very happy to read about Progresif Cellular taking over, with a fancy new CEO and a vision to be more “customer-based”, offering a “high-level of...

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Restaurants must display Halal logo

2014-08-09 What steps Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) is taking to enforce restaurants to display Halal logo in front of every “Halal Certified Restaurants”?We have heard a lot about halal certified agency (Ministry of Religious Affairs) issuing halal...

Baiduri Finance responds

2014-08-09 WE refer to the letter to the editor published in The Brunei Times on August 6, 2014 titled “Absurd Baiduri Finance requirement irks reader”.As a standard practice in the industry, Baiduri Finance may, from time to time as part of its credit...

Friday, 8 August 2014

Bruneians know how to raise their flags

2014-08-08 DEAR Editor,  I was pleasantly touched in so many ways reading the article "Flag Raising Conduct Must Change" on A10 of Tuesday's paper. Now I think it's a brilliant idea that citizens are taught the proper way to use and display their national...

Raya waste products dumped in neighbourhood

2014-08-08 DEAR Editor,  As Raya arrives, everyone tends to go all out - from what they wear to what they drive – most importantly, where they live. Living in Kg Rimba's residential area in Jalan 99 is an eye-opener, as you can understand, we live in a...

Thursday, 7 August 2014

No petro-chemical pipelines in residential areas like in Taiwan, says Energy Department, Prime Minister’s Office

2014-08-07 DEAR Editor,  We would like to thank the writer of the article “Authorities should be alert after Taiwan gas explosions disaster” published in The Brunei Times on August 4, 2014 and for the concern raised. Asset integrity and safety of oil and...

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...

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