Letters to the Editor

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...

Reduce more foreign employment quotas

2014-06-26 IN A move to further reduce the unemployment rate among local citizens, the quotas for some businesses should be reviewed and cut in number. For instance, small convenience stores or ‘kedai runcit’ should not be granted any quota to hire...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Studying economic prosperity (Parts 1 to 3)

2014-06-25 Dear Editor, Respectfully, as a student of economic growth/development and national wealth creation, I am enthralled by the content of your article titled “New VC firm keen to invest in local business”, written by Fitri Shahminan (The Brunei Times...

Studying economic prosperity - 3

2014-06-25 PONDER on this: “In its dealing with business, the (Singapore) government should set the default key to “YES” rather than “NO” (Mr Raymond Lim, Singapore Minister of State). The obvious objective is for Singapore to INCREASE the DEMAND for its...

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Studying economic prosperity - 2

2014-06-24 THIS highlights the vital role being played by the PRIVATE SECTOR to produce goods and services and hence create jobs and subsequently income for the workers, and hence to push up the GDP. It is useful to bear in mind this reminder made by Prof...

Monday, 23 June 2014

Studying economic prosperity - 1

2014-06-23 RESPECTFULLY, as a student of economic growth/development and national wealth creation, I am enthralled by the content of your article titled “New VC firm keen to invest in local business”, written by Fitri Shahminan (The Brunei Times, June 5, 2014...

Saturday, 21 June 2014

When will Delima Petrol Station be repaired?

2014-06-21 IT WAS in April this year that TAIB Delima Petrol Station was closed temporarily due to the station's roof collapsed over a parked vehicle and pose a threat to other vehicles refuelling petrol at the station. However, it is already June and I am...

Marketing Brunei Halal products

2014-06-21   RECENTLY I have bought Brunei Halal Chilli Sauce with affordable price but the taste was not up to what I would compare with more established brand like Maggie, Kimball and so on. Brunei Halal may have their own strategy and perhaps it maybe...

Friday, 20 June 2014

Traffic jams around schools

2014-06-20 TRAFFIC congestions are getting worse with each passing year. This is especially true around school-centric areas such as at the capital when we are picking up our children from school during the afternoon and we are faced with the horrors of...

On bidding process at Land Transport Dep’t

2014-06-20 I DECIDED to participate in a tender for vehicle registration numbers upon seeing a full page invitation by the Land Transport Department (LTD) appearing recently in one of our local newspapers. Having read through the invitation completely, I went...

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Need for proper screening of domestic helpers

2014-06-19 I AM writing this hoping to bring some facts to the notice of maid agencies in Brunei. I do not know if it’s the fault of maid agencies here or that of agencies in the countries from which domestic helpers are employed, but I do plead the relevant...

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Sea spat not between China and ASEAN

2014-06-18 THIS is with reference to the article “ASEAN must press China on CoC” published in The Brunei Times (June 17, 2014), in which a foreign scholar, accompanied by a foreign envoy, spoke publicly on the South China Sea issue during a media roundtable...

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Creating interest in science subjects

2014-06-17 THIS is with reference to the report — ‘Lack of students taking science’ — written by Rafidah Hamit. I completely agree with the contents of the report and would also like to share my views as to why this is so. I think science subjects are not...

Make use of teaching skills

2014-06-17 I READ with interest your report dated June 14, 2014 on page A10 which said about six youths being selected to teach English in Cambodia under the Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT) programme. My congratulations to SCOT and the...

Monday, 16 June 2014

EDPMO’s steps on power conservation

2014-06-16 THIS is with reference to the letter — ‘Energy efficiency drive for gov’t offices sought’ by Concerned Citizen — published in The Brunei Times (June 6, 2014). The Energy Department at Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) would like to thank and fully...

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