Monday, 14 March 2016

A shot in the arm for Brunei snooker

2016-03-14 IN reference to the report “New BCSA president outlines his plans” published in The Brunei Times (March 4, 2016), I would like to congratulate Md Kamarul Ariffin Hj Mohd Arpan for being voted as the new president of the Brunei Darussalam Cue Sports...

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Saving Tutong White Sands

2016-03-12 THIS is with reference to the report “Tutong White Sands under threat from projects, fires” published in The Brunei Times (March 7, 2016). The finding of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) that the Tutong White Sands are being imperiled by...

Friday, 11 March 2016

NFABD committed to raise Brunei football standard

2016-03-11 THE National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD), wishes to thank Mr Football Fan, for his well wishes and views in his article titled ‘Giving the right thrust to football’ published in the Letters to The Editor column of The Brunei...

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Companies must give priority to proper first aid facilities

2016-03-10 THIS is with reference to a report titled “Most local first aid facilities do not meet standards” published in your paper on March 7, 2016. The report, based on the results of a Ministry of Health study, concludes that the first aid facilities in...

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Stores need regular product checks

2016-03-09 I AM writing this hoping to seek the attention of the relevant authorities over the issue of consumer safety and product regulation in supermarkets in the country. I attach a photo that I took at one of the local supermarkets showing cooking oils...

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Giving the right thrust to football

2016-03-08 I WOULD like to congratulate the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) for winning the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Grassroots Award for Aspiring Member Association during the first AFC Grassroots Conference in Kuala...

Monday, 7 March 2016

Time to address pressing issues

2016-03-07 WITH the opening of the 12th session of the Legislative Council (LegCo) on Saturday, I am looking forward to lively debates on issues regarding development and well-being of the country. However, I hope the issues that will be selected by the...

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Need to do much better in education

2016-03-05 RECENTLY a fellow reader wrote about making Brunei an education hub. The reader raised some good points, and I thank the reader for bringing up the topic. I’m a strong supporter of quality education. The best investment for a country is providing...

Friday, 4 March 2016

Raising eco awareness through waste recycling and management

2016-03-04 THIS is with reference to the report “Raising eco awareness by turning waste into art” published in The Brunei Times (March 2, 2016). It is laudable that the environmental activist group, Green Brunei, will be organising a Waste 2 Art Exhibition...

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Department of Public Works’ response to complaint on water woes

2016-03-03 WE WOULD like to respond to the letter “Water Woes” written by Water Woes, Kg Mata-Mata, published in the “Letter to the Editor” column of The Brunei Times dated February 9, 2016. First and foremost we would like to thank the writer for bringing...

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

On making Brunei as an education hub for the region

2016-03-02 THERE have been talks in the past years on making Brunei as an education hub for the region. I was wondering what hap-pened to those initiatives. As reported in 2014, the education service in the country has been identified as one of the potential...

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Give the youth some credit

2016-03-01 I HAVE noticed an increase in the number of youths working in the hospitality sector such as restaurants and hotels. Based on my personal experience dining at these restaurants/hotels, I would like to commend them for the way they conduct...

Monday, 29 February 2016

Bruneians mix fun events and business

2016-02-29   I WOULD like to applaud the management of Jerudong Park and also the organisers of the Borneo Insider’s Guide (BiG) Magazine 10th anniversary picnic festival which took place last January at the Jerudong Park Colonnade. I was in awe of the...

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Promoting corporate sponsorship of sports

2016-02-27 I WAS pleased to read the report “Brunei to host BWF tourney”, published in The Brunei Times (Feb 26, 2016). As an avid badminton fan, the news that the country will organise the World Challenge Badminton Championship in November was very welcome...

Friday, 26 February 2016

The menace called ghost nets

2016-02-26 THIS is with reference to the report “Greater awareness for ghost fishing needed”, published in The Brunei Times dated January 20, 2016. Yes, there can be no two opinions on this menace, which plays havoc with marine ecology. The vast discarded...

Thursday, 25 February 2016

More actions needed to trigger paradigm shift in local workforce

2016-02-25 I FEEL motivated with the support of relevant agencies in providing a career-base work platform with incentives and help that I thought would be enough to open a successful service-based business that local employees would be proud of. I did some...

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Career profiling tool for students

2016-02-24 THE article ‘Career profiling can give students clear direction’ that appeared in The Brunei Times on February 21 is interesting as it throws some light on what students need to do with regards to their future progression. The article noted that...

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Revving up the speed limits

2016-02-23 I THINK that it is about time we revise the speed limits of this country. I was driving along Jln Tutong the other night when I received a double headlight flash from another driver coming from the opposite direction. I immediately slowed down to...

Monday, 22 February 2016

Unacceptable parent behaviour

2016-02-22 I AM writing to express my disappointment on the actions and behaviour of a parent at one of the renowned children’s indoor activity centres in Kiulap on Friday morning. On that day I had brought my son to the centre for a play date with other...

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Time to take care of athletes’ needs

2016-02-20 I WAS shocked to read the report ‘National athletes offer differing views on allowance’ in The Brunei Times (Jan 18, 2016). Is it true that our national athletes do not receive allowances – or even water – when they train? Do we not value the...