Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Road tax information becoming blurry not owners’ fault, but the authorities

2014-07-23 SALAM, its really astonishing to find that some of the new road tax system have problems of blurry image or the information are totally gone in terms of the ink presenting data of the vehicle. The problem is when you try to renew, they will ask...

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Need to take proper care of stray animals

2014-07-22 I READ with interest the news report in The Brunei Times, ‘Campaign to save stray animals’ regarding the issue of stray cats and dogs within the country and it touched my heart to know that there are still caring souls out there. From my personal...

Monday, 21 July 2014

Imparting skills to marginalised for a livelihood

2014-07-21 IT IS heartwarming to read that a number of companies and NGOs are giving back to the community, especially the less fortunate and special needs individuals, in this blessed month of Ramadhan. While I don’t doubt their gestures, which come usually...

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Effective steps to implement shark sale ban

2014-07-19 I REFER to one of your reports on how some local fishermen are still selling shark meat despite the government’s ban against shark fishing and trade [Shark meat still being sold in local markets, May 28 issue]. As an environmentalist and scuba...

Friday, 18 July 2014

MoRA’s response to complaint on KB mosque slow upgrading works

2014-07-18 THE Ministry of Religious Affairs would like to refer to a letter published in The Brunei Times’s Letters to the Editor on July 5, 2014 entitled “Slow upgrading works at Masjid Muhammad Jamalul Alam KB” submitted by Mat Awam. The upgrading works...

Be careful with finding of unexploded ammunition!

2014-07-18 JUST recently, there was an article on the frontpage entitled “Ammunition from World War II found”. Upon reading the article I was shocked that the senior lecturer took the unexploded ordinance back to the university! That was certainly not the...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Aiding the Gazans to lessen the humanitarian crisis

2014-07-17 I APPLAUD the recent move by the Sultanate in organising mass prayers in support and solidarity with our unfortunate brothers and sisters who are currently suffering untold hardships in Gaza. It is understood that the conflict involving Palestine...

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Inefficiency of MoE’s Scholarship Department

2014-07-16 I HOPE this will catch the attention of the Scholarship Department at the Ministry of Education for I have endured through so much of their incompetence and bigotry that I simply cannot believe the future of the nation’s brightest are in the very...

Lack of basic communication services frustrates Meragang

2014-07-16 AS A resident of RPN Meragang for more than a year now, I would like to know why is there no move to provide us with basic telecommunication infrastructures like landline, internet services and if you want to pick at this, proper mobile network...

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Ministry clarifies over housing scheme design

2014-07-15 THE Housing Development Department (HDD) would like to refer to the letter by ‘Value for Money’ titled “Concern on Housing Quality” published in The Brunei Times (June 13, 2014) and wish to thank the writer for his/ her comments regarding the...

Ways to fight the menace of plastic waste

2014-07-15 I APPLAUD Brunei’s decision to bar shops from handing out “free” plastic carrier bags (the cost is hidden in the price of goods) to customers on the weekends. It would be far better to extend the programme to every day of the week – if all shops...

Monday, 14 July 2014

Time to publish zakat report

2014-07-14 AS WE are already in the middle of Ramadhan, I would like the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) to publish its annual report on zakat. Just like banks audit accounts and publish their financial statements every year, the MUIB should do the...

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Frustration with TelBru service

2014-07-12 I HAD to write this letter to express my frustration with Telbru and their after sales service. I have tried calling their hotline and just get shuffled around and no one can give me a definite answer why my internet / HSBB is not working (Note: I...

Unhappy with charges at Royal Regalia carpark

2014-07-12 I AM writing this complain to the operator of Royal Regalia Parking Lot that is currently having Ramadhan "Gerai" Stalls on a daily basis.On July 10, I drop by the Ramadhan Stalls at the Royal Regalia Parking Lot and to my surprise, I have to pay...

‘Careless parents’ article a reminder for Bruneians

2014-07-12 I AM writing to express my concerns regarding your news article titled 'Careless parents leave children clueless in Bandar' published in the paper on June 16. The article states that children were found wandering unattended in the capital district...

Friday, 11 July 2014

Female joggers advised to be extra careful

2014-07-11 WITH reference to the letter published in The Brunei Times ‘Letters to the Editor’ column dated Friday, June 27, titled “Concern on Security for Female Joggers” written by It’sSimpleJustWhistle. The Department of Youths and Sports, Ministry of...

Let’s fight open burning!

2014-07-11 OPEN burning is one of the biggest main concerns affecting our country’s environment. In order to live in a safe and healthier surroundings, one need to control the rising pollution issues. Despite the authorities urging the general public to stop...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Queries over Ramadhan dining order

2014-07-10 I WOULD like the relevant authorities to provide a clarification on the recent order for restaurants to cease their daytime serving operations. My family runs a restaurant in the capital and has stopped our dine-in services after the announcement...

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Mowing is the job of the landlord, responds MinDef

2014-07-09 I REFER to the letter to The Brunei Times published on July 2, 2014, titled “Bothersome wild growth in vicinity” by ‘Concerned Parent’. The Ministry of Defence appreciates the writer’s comments and would like to assure the writer that it takes the...

Flyovers may not ease traffic woes

2014-07-09 I FIND the headline on your front page story on Sunday (July 6, 2014) “Ongoing projects to ease traffic woes” disingenuous. The story concerns the building of a flyover at the Muara-Tutong Highway/Kg Meragang Interchange. I would like to point out...

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