Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

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...

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Gov’t could help subsidise poor Chung Hwa Middle School students

2013-12-04 Dear Editor, I WRITE in to address the issue of a possible fee increment in Chung Hwa Middle School as stated in The Brunei Times' article “Chung Hwa BSB faces cash crunch” on Monday, Nov 25. I highly implore their Chairman and board that this...

Authorities should carry out more fogging to prevent Aedes breeding

2013-12-04 Dear Editor, THE rise of dengue cases in Brunei Darussalam is worrying, especially with the current rainy season. This year alone more than 300 cases were reported and this shows how serious the problem is. I had suffered from dengue fever last...

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Good idea to help small businesses lessen investment risks via infrastructure projects

2013-12-03 Dear Editor, I READ your report titled “Small businesses can benefit from PPP to lessen risks in investments” published on December 2, 2013. It was mentioned in the article that Indonesia has initiated some type of an independent or government-...

Overhead bridge needed at Chung Hwa Middle School in Bandar

2013-12-03 Dear Editor, ONE of the busiest school areas in Brunei is the area in Bandar Seri Begawan where the Chung Hwa Middle School is located. Nearly every school day, twice a day when parents pick up their children, it is not uncommon to see parents...

Monday, 2 December 2013

Water wastage: The main culprits are leaking pipes

2013-12-02 Dear Editor, IT HAS been a few weeks since the occurrence of the JKR Reach event and I keep contemplating about the issues raised. The facts and figures presented during the reading of the papers on water usage seemed ridiculous. Especially,...

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Right way to depict currencies

2013-11-30 Dear Editor, RECENTLY, I came across a website on Facebook that posted a message that read: “All you need is $100 to start trading up to $40,000”, to advertise their service. What surprised me next was, they displayed a picture of $100 Brunei...

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