Letters to the Editor

Monday, 23 December 2013

Cluttered storm drains resulting in floods

2013-12-23 Dear Editor,  I LIVE in the capital and have relatives who reside in Beribi, Jangsak and Menglait areas that are prone to flooding. Each year, when the rainy season begins, the weather turns ugly and we have to prepare for the worst. It’s become a...

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Stray dogs roaming in vicinity of Jalan Kebangsaan posing a nuisance to residents

2013-12-21 I AM writing to complain about the large number of stray dogs that roam around Jalan Kebangsaan and its vicinity. On any day, I can spot up to 10 dogs around the area and they wander in a group. They create a lot of nuisance to the residents by...

Friday, 20 December 2013

Can gov’t make private building owners responsible for maintaining their properties?

2013-12-20 AS A resident of Brunei who grew up here all my life, it is not uncommon for me to travel around our neighbouring countries. What we lack in high rise development and modern facilities, we make up for in humility and peace. I am extremely thankful...

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Opportunities abound for Brunei football to improve, let’s seize them

2013-12-19 Dear Editor,  THE recent involvement of our national football team in the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar, although best forgotten, raises the question of how Brunei Darussalam is ranked alongside the other 208 nations and territories on the globe....

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Be prudent, courteous while on the road

2013-12-18 Dear Editor, I WAS amazed when I read your news on December 13 about a Bruneian man that was slapped with 21 demerit points for driving at nearly three times the speed limit in Belait District during the Department of Investigation and Traffic...

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

RB should drop SodaStream ad in Muhibbah magazine, it exploits Palestinians

2013-12-17 Dear Editor,  ON A Royal Brunei Airlines flight recently, I came across two things I wish to call out. The first, is the appearance of a commercial item called SodaStream in the airline’s inflight magazine Muhibah. SodaStream is an Israeli...

Grateful to gov’t for help in need

2013-12-17 Dear Editor,  I WOULD like to express my utmost gratitude to the Brunei Government and Ministry of Health for sponsoring my niece’s heart surgery in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year. Alhamdulillah, my niece had since recovered and is now doing well...

Monday, 16 December 2013

Water goes to waste at Mall Cineplex

2013-12-16 Dear Editor, I WOULD like to bring to notice the terrible act of water wastage in the men’s toilet at the Cineplex in The Mall (Gadong). I believe many male movie-goers had already seen the “Fountain of Fortune” in the men’s toilet whereby the...

Police, public thanked for saving lost baby

2013-12-16 Dear Editor, WE WOULD like to express our gratitude to several individuals who have been involved in the safety and well-being of our son, who was found wandering in the early hours around our neighbourhood today (December 9). To the kind and...

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Don’t forbid cinema audience from talking, using phones

2013-12-14 I CONSTANTLY hear people moaning about their movie experience. They say it is ruined by other people who don’t know how to watch films in the cinema. They complain how other people constantly check their phones, how families bring their babies in...

Friday, 13 December 2013

Kudos to authorities for action against smoking regulation offenders

2013-12-13 Dear Editor, REFERRING to the article published on December 11, 2013 titled “308 cases of smoking offences registered”, I would like to first of all commend the relevant authorities that have done their jobs in issuing compound fines to those who...

Offence to publish picture of any currency sans AMBD permission

2013-12-13 Dear Editor, WITH regards to the letter from Public Observer, Menglait, titled “Right way to depict currencies” published in The Brunei Times on November 30, 2013, Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) would like to reiterate that, except...

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Messages and warnings not to litter environment falling on deaf ears

2013-12-12 Dear Editor,  THIS is with reference to report “Most waste comes from beachgoers” - in The Brunei Times dated December 10, 2013. It’s sad to know that most of the trash and litter on the beaches come from people who visit beaches with their...

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Everyone has role to play in preventing mosquito-borne diseases

2013-12-11 Dear Editor, WE REFER to the letter “Authorities should carry out more fogging to prevent Aedes breeding” (The Brunei Times, Dec 4). The Ministry of Health would like to express our deepest appreciation to Rosmah Omardin, the writer for her...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Vital to teach children to swim, give first aid

2013-12-10 Dear Editor, I AGREE with Australian lifesaving offcier Christopher Jacobsen that children should be encouraged to learn to swim from young to reduce the incidence of drowning when they are young and when they grow up to be adults. Familiarity...

Monday, 9 December 2013

Saving energy must be a crucial norm

2013-12-09 Dear Editor, IT IS commendable that media in Brunei Darussalam are regularly encouraging householders to save energy by switching off unnecessary electrical equipment and lights during the day. With the advent of green technology, our nation will...

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Getting enough sleep key to healthy brain

2013-12-07 Dear Editor, THE letter you published about civil service inefficiency (The Brunei Times, Dec 6,2013) , or rather, sleeping on job, tied in, although not in an obvious way, with a brief story published on the same day titled “Dementia cases to...

Friday, 6 December 2013

Disillusioned with office politics, lack of recognition of merit in civil service

2013-12-06 Dear Editor, SOMETIMES even patriotism and love for the country is not enough for people to endure the unhealthy working environment in the civil service. From office politics to lack of recognition of merit and contribution, the toll it could do...

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Many implicated in corruption case leading cushy lives

2013-12-05 Dear Editor, I REFER to the report in your paper entitled “6-year jail for BSP contractor”, The Brunei Times, November 29, 2013. The defendant had gone through all the due process of law, found guilty of all charges and jailed for six years and...

Have more Friday sermons on civil service, please

2013-12-05 Dear Editor, I WAS inspired when reading your Friday Sermon column titled “Civil service must strive to improve quality of its work” that was published on November 30. In last week’s Friday sermon, imams nationwide reminded congregants about the...

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