Letters to the Editor

Monday, 9 November 2015

Modern technology ruining mealtime bonding

2015-11-09 I HAVE been noticing that people are becoming more anti-social, especially at restaurants, as they busily scroll and tap on their smartphones or tabs. I look to the right, I see a couple who are engrossed on their devices. I look to my left, a...

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Time to take action against sellers of adulterated products

2015-11-07 THIS is with reference to an article titled “MoH bans five cosmetic products” published in your esteemed newspaper on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. I think people living in the Sultanate should appreciate and be grateful for the tireless efforts...

Friday, 6 November 2015

Hoping to see Brunei school basketball team playing in the 8th ASEAN Schools Games

2015-11-06 I WAS so excited to know that Brunei would be hosting the 7th ASEAN Schools Games but I was shocked to hear that the Bruneian basketball team would not be participating in this event, because the government has chosen not to include it as one of...

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Time for developers to create local Windows Phone apps

2015-11-05 Dear Editor, I WANT to say thanks to the team who set up the latest TechXpo at the ICC recently. Honestly, things have changed but a little bit only, and does not meet the epic level of a tech enthusiast but overall things are beautiful and...

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Get youth to share in our responsibility to keep community safe

2015-11-04 I HAVE to agree with the article “Youth needed in crime busting efforts” that was published in The Brunei Times on Monday, November 2, 2015. Our youth, besides being active in community-related works, should be encouraged to play an important role...

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Changing the youth’s view towards employment in private sector

2015-11-03 I READ with interest an article titled “Trainers see shift in locals’ mindset” published in The Brunei Times on Sunday, October 4, 2015. It’s really interesting to know this encouraging fact that there has been a shift in the mindset of students...

Monday, 2 November 2015

Being charged for food parcel boxes

2015-11-02 IT IS good to see more and more food vendors and restaurants switching over from Styrofoam containers to biodegradable ones while packing food takeaways (tapau). At least, they seem to be receptive to what the relevant government agencies have...

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Need to stick to refereeing rules

2015-10-31 I REFER to the report ‘Indera appeal for rematch against Tabuan Muda’ published in The Brunei Times (Oct 29, 2015). I was surprised to read that the referee stopped the DST Super League game at the Balapan Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah...

Friday, 30 October 2015

Child on lap while driving: A very serious mistake parents make

2015-10-30 IT IS quite alarming to see parents on the wheels with their toddlers on their lap while they are driving. Just this week, I saw two parents on separate occasions on the road with their young co-drivers. This is not only reckless of the parents,...

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Smokers must try hard to quit smoking for the good of the country

2015-10-29 I FULLY support the letter entitled ‘A healthy lifestyle to avoid ailments’ published in The Brunei Times on October 20, 2015. At the end of the letter, the writer persuades us all to pursue a healthy lifestyle and avoid unhealthy food. But, I...

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Postal mail service comes to a halt

2015-10-28 I HAVE noticed that there has been no mail delivered at my home in the Sg Hanching area for the last three weeks — not a single piece of mail, bill or anything. It is difficult to get a proper answer from the Postal Department but I would like to...

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

RBPF reacts to plaint against airport official

2015-10-27 THIS is with reference to the letter titled ‘Airport official behaves rudely’ by ‘Kuts in Muara’ published in The Brunei Times (Oct 13, 2015). The Royal Brunei Police Force would like to thank and extend its appreciation to the writer for her/his...

Monday, 26 October 2015

National athletics team hailed

2015-10-26 I WOULD like to congratulate the national athletics team for their strong performance at last weekend’s Brunei Open. The two-day tournament organised at the Tutong Sports Complex attracted 131 local athletes, and I am pleased that teams from Hong...

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Making exercise a daily routine

2015-10-24 WITH regards to The Brunei Times report ‘MoH to screen civil servants for chronic diseases’ (Oct 21, 2015), I feel the initiatives are indeed good to build an effective and healthy civil service in the country. The Ministry of Health’s initiative...

Friday, 23 October 2015

Need for economic data to be translated into something more readable to a wider audience

2015-10-23 I HAVE been a follower of your business reports, particularly on economic data for a while. I’ve followed reports on consumer price index (CPI) which basically is a report of price inflation or deflation, GDP (economic growth) and the International...

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Ensuring that no more bogus and adulterated products being brought into Brunei’s market

2015-10-22 OVER the past years there has been a tremendous increase in the number of adulterated cosmetics and other products making their way into Brunei and onto the shelves of shops and cube-stores. This is a reference to the article ‘MoH bans health,...

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

MoH response on mosquito menace

2015-10-21 THE Ministry of Health (MoH) would like to refer to the letter —“Mosquito Menace in Kampong Kiulap”— by ‘No Love for Mosquitoes’, published in The Brunei Times (Oct 12, 2015). The MoH wishes to commend ‘No Love for Mosquitoes’ for his/her astute...

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

A healthy lifestyle to avoid ailments

2015-10-20 THE article ‘Make changes to avoid heart disease’ that was published recently in The Brunei Times was interesting as it serves as a wake-up call to all Bruneians to prioritise their health. As mentioned in the article, Dr Patrick Ang, director of...

Monday, 19 October 2015

A space for boosting fresh ideas, concepts

2015-10-19 THIS past few weekends or so have seen a sudden surge in pop-up events by different creative core groups which have both been entertaining and refreshing. It really does add some colour to what would otherwise be a typically dull and mundane...

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Giving a fillip to Brunei futsal

2015-10-17 I WOULD like to congratulate the national futsal team for their 2-1 win over Singapore at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Futsal Championship 2015 in Bangkok last week. Although they lost their other three games, their victory over Singapore...

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