Letters to the Editor

Friday, 4 April 2014

Youth deserve on-the-job training programme

2014-04-04 I WOULD like to comment on an article titled “Education key to curb joblessness” published in The Brunei Times on Thursday, March 27, 2014. It's encouraging to read the remarks made by Dato Paduka Dr Hj Zulkarnain Hj Hanafi, Permanent Secretary of...

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Government must reform inefficient public services

2014-04-03 Dear Editor,  THIS is referring to an article titled “Reform gov’t to improve services” published in your esteemed newspaper on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. It is encouraging to know that a senior official from the Public Service Department called...

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Brunei Museums Dep’t responds

2014-04-02 Dear Editor,  WITH reference to the letter “Disappointed with attitude of elderly receptionist at embroidery exhibition” by K K, Brunei-Muara dated March 13, 2014. Firstly, we thank KK for visiting the Embroidery Exhibition currently held at the...

Invite more Islamic scholars for lectures

2014-04-02 Dear Editor,  I'M a big fan of listening to lectures on Islamic topics online via YouTube. I have to say that they really have a knack for explaining matters related to Islam. While I do have some religious knowledge as I've attended religious...

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Need to promote etiquette among civil servants

2014-04-01 Dear Editor, CIVIL servants need to know what civil servants stand for and, in fact, some need to realise the term and its significance. What I mean here is etiquette. In essence, etiquette is a code of behaviour expected to be conducted within...

Monday, 31 March 2014

Staying united in face of adversity

2014-03-31 Dear Editor,  THE three part series of opinion “We united can fight for our country” by Pehin Orang Kaya Lela Raja Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman Haji Abdul Karim (The Brunei Times, March 19-21, 2014) is truly a welcoming reminder to us...

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Prison food budget luxurious

2014-03-29 THE $3.56 million prison food bill reported in The Brunei Times article dated March 23, 2014, on page A12, begs some outrage. It translates to a daily food costs of more than $18 on each of the 543 inmates in Brunei. The last time I spent $18 a...

Getting more youth in PKBN

2014-03-29 I READ with interest the “Mandatory PKBN for male youth proposed at LegCo” article that was published in The Brunei Times on March 21. I have to agree with the proposal made by Yang Berhormat Datin Paduka Hajah Zasia Sirin during the 10th LegCo...

Friday, 28 March 2014

Glow sticks bad for Earth Hour

2014-03-28 Dear Editor,  I WOULD like to refer to your piece, “Earth Hour Set for March 29”, published on 27 March 2014. I am very glad to see that Brunei has fully embraced the spirit of Earth Hour, and am looking forward to “lights out” on the night. So...

Drones a safety concern

2014-03-28 Dear Editor,  I WOULD like to bring to your attention a current recreational trend that seems to be picking up lately and is a hot hobby right now amongst gadget fanatics — the Dji Phantom 2. It is a miniature affordable flying drone that is...

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Call for Chung Hwa BSB to reveal potential fee hike %

2014-03-27 Dear Editor,  I WOULD like to ask Chung Hwa Middle School’s board of directors, when will we know whether there will be a fee hike, and what is the approximate rate are we expecting? There have been rumours going around that the fee hike would be...

Kudos for publishing letter disparaging BT

2014-03-27 Dear Editor,  AS A new guest in the Sultanate, I feel cautious about expressing any opinions about controversial matters. Who knows what the consequences may be if my comments are misinterpreted as being overly critical? Therefore I am heartened...

Community daycare centre, please!

2014-03-27 Dear Editor,  IT WOULD be a very good move if the Ministry of Home Affairs’s idea of establishing community daycare centres that can offer more affordable rates to lower income groups becomes a reality. It is good to hear that the ministry is...

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Please fix traffic lights, sensors as soon as possible

2014-03-26 I WISH to complain to the authorities about the traffic lights on the turn from Jalan Muara into Jalan Kebangsaan (next to where I believe Maktab Teknik formerly was, before it was torn down) coming from the airport roundabout. I believe its...

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

More info sought on PR status

2014-03-25 Dear Editor,  REFERRING to the article “PR status application made easier with approved guideline” published in The Brunei Times (March 18, 2014), many of us hope that the norm could be further explained. I am writing this as I am not sure as to...

Monday, 24 March 2014

MoH responds to report on ‘medication delay’

2014-03-24 IN RESPONSE to the letter ‘Delay in medication’ in The Brunei Times (Jan 28, 2014), the Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Ministry of Health, would like to express its appreciation to the writer and wishes to clarify on the issue. The...

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Call for awareness on wildlife conservation

2014-03-22 THIS letter is written to address and raise awareness of conservation and wildlife with some helpful tips I have learnt and would like to share with you, caring citizens and wildlife lovers to take part, together, in preserving our country’s assets...

Friday, 21 March 2014

We united can fight for our country - III

2014-03-21 Dear Editor,  POVERTY may induce a Muslim to apostasy” (Hadith). We must create thousands of woman-business-economic power similar to that of Khadijah Binti Khuwailid Radi’al Allahu Anha for Brunei Darussalam, to be honoured, to be respected....

Thursday, 20 March 2014

We united can fight for our country - II

2014-03-20 Dear Editor,  HOWEVER, in spite of these Western hatred and attacks on Islam and Muslims, hundreds of non-Muslims globally have embraced Islam annually. To quote some of them: i. “The essence of Islam is acceptance of the Will of Allah and its...

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

We united can fight for our country

2014-03-19 Dear Editor,  RESPECTFULLY, I would assert that your editorial, “Enforcing Syariah Law Is Sovereign Right” (The Brunei Times, 25 February 2014) conveys a palpable ominous and insidious development within the society. If it has been fomented by...

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