Letters to the Editor

Friday, 23 January 2015

TelBru should waive subscription fees for the benefit of its subscribers

2015-01-23 I AM a recent user of TelBru FTTH service. With the transition from copper ADSL line to the fibre line, browsing experience has improved. However, I am extremely disheartened after hearing of the newly announced scheme where a quota has been set in...

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Learning through complaints to improve public services

2015-01-22 I WOULD like to raise the issue of waiting lists for diagnosis and treatment in public health. Late last year, a public health clinic picked up by ECG that my husband had an enlarged heart. He was sent to RIPAS for bloods and X-rays and told to...

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Lax café makes a Samaritan foot the wrong bill

2015-01-21 A LETTER published in your edition on Jan 8, 2015 — Bitter experience of poor service at a Serusop mobile phone shop — reminded me of an embarrassing experience I had awhile ago at a popular café in Batu Bersurat. It was a Monday. My mother,...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

More bins needed to dispose rubbish

2015-01-20 I WAS interested to read Nature Lover’s letter, on January 15, about hash runners littering in the jungle. I would like to take this matter a step further and plead the government to speedily increase the number of rubbish bins in public places in...

Monday, 19 January 2015

Open drain, pot holes mar Lambak Kiri road and neighbourhood

2015-01-19 I AM wondering if there is any agency or department, which could provide relief from an unconcerned neighbour who has been inconveniencing others in our area. I am staying in Lambak Kiri and have been encountering a neighbour who does not wish to...

Saturday, 17 January 2015

What’s the status of our proposed stock exchange?

2015-01-17 IT IS interesting to read the news in The Brunei Times (January 15, 2015) that Myanmar is going to launch its first official stock exchange by October this year. Once Myanmar does that, then Brunei would be the only country in ASEAN without a...

Friday, 16 January 2015

Complaint on TelBru landline application

2015-01-16 I WISH to refer to an advert by TelBru published in another local newspaper dated December 22 stating “Subscribe to Fixed Line and Get FREE 1 month rental” with a subscription period from Dec 22, 2014 till Jan 4, 2015. I was laughing out loud just...

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Keep Brunei’s forest clean!

2015-01-15 IT'S heartbreaking to go for a walk in Brunei's beautiful forest and find a prominent piece of paper on the path every few metres. I believe these eyesores are left by hash runners. They have said that the rain soon disintegrates the paper, but a...

More students encouraged to take vocational education

2015-01-15 I WELCOME the education ministry of education’s thrust to encourage more students to consider technical/vocational education. (Vocational, technical education on spotlight for MoE in 2015). This won’t only solve the unemployment problem in Brunei...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Youth can tap fish breeding business

2015-01-14 I WOULD like to comment on the report — “Breeding fish can be a profitable business” — published in The Brunei Times (January 12, 2015). It is good to know that more young Bruneians are now becoming aware that there is an added value they could...

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Steps to curb obesity among the teens

2015-01-13 I’M WRITING in response to your Monday’s (Jan 12, 2015) frontpage story, in which it was disclosed that a global school-based survey in 2014 by the World Health Organisation had found that over 17 per cent of adolescents in Brunei aged between 13...

Monday, 12 January 2015

Few ideas to make our airport more friendly

2015-01-12 I TRAVELLED abroad during the December holiday and upon returning to Brunei International Airport I realised that there are many aspects for our airport that we can still improve on. I would suggest that local telecommunication providers set up...

Teachers deserve praise for work

2015-01-12 I WOULD like to express my appreciation and respect for all teachers in Brunei, especially given the start of the new school year. I recently took my little brother for his first day of school (he is in year 3 this year) and I was amazed with the...

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Overhead walkways suggested in Gadong commercial complex

2015-01-10 DESPITE the easy access to almost every building in the Gadong Commercial Complex, often walking around can get really annoying. To get to any building across The Mall, we have to use the zebra crossings. But, unfortunately, there are still quite...

Friday, 9 January 2015

Holes on the roads need to be repaired

2015-01-09 FOLLOWING the heavy rain from end of December through January, the road conditions in our country has become worse by the day, but nothing seems to be getting done by Public Works Dept (JKR) There are more holes surfacing on the Seria bypass...

Motorist shows no etiquette on the road

2015-01-09 IT IS the rainy season in Brunei right now but motorists here are still as reckless as ever. I personally came across two accidents on Sunday on my commute from Manggis to Gadong, no doubt the wet and slippery road played a role in this. On my...

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Bitter experience of poor service at a Serusop mobile phone shop

2015-01-08 NO VALUE for hard-earned money. It's my bitter experience with a shop in the country and I am voicing a bad service offered by a shop/enterprise. On August 18 last year, I purchased a brand new HTC ONE mobile phone from a shop at the company's...

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Spread message of love and peace

2015-01-07 WE need more love, joy and happiness. As we are already in a new year, let us make it better and brighter. In 2014 alone, the world witnessed the Ebola epidemic, the atrocities in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Gaza, kidnappings of little girls in...

Small can be enough

2015-01-07 I HAVE been dining out a lot recently, and I noticed that the portions served at many restaurants tend to be quite huge – much more than what our bodies need, I’m sure. Given that many of us, as kids, were always taught to “never waste food” and to...

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Not going in the airport taxi again

2015-01-06 I WOULD like to once again lambast the local taxi service serving Brunei International Airport. Aside from the usual gripe about having to pay extortionate fares because there is no alternative – the public bus it seems rarely bothers to stop at...

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