Letters to the Editor

Friday, 11 December 2015

Parents and guardians advised to monitor children’s movement

2015-12-11 IT IS time of the year again where children, teenagers are waiting for, school holidays. This is the great time for them to enjoy their life, spend their quality time with family and friends and school holidays are always a good time for them to...

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Tourists need access to Taman SOAS

2015-12-10 WE HAVE just celebrated the 45th anniversary or birthday of Bandar Seri Begawan which is the day when the name Bandar Brunei was changed to Bandar Seri Begawan in honour of our Late Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien in 1970. To commemorate the historic...

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Suggestions to improve airport

2015-12-09 THIS is with reference to the report ‘Make Brunei International Airport amongst the world’s 100 best: minister’ published in The Brunei Times (December 8, 2015). At first, I would like to applaud the Minister of Communications for giving a...

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Fuel subsidy move was pragmatic

2015-12-08 AN ARTICLE recently made its rounds on the social networks with some rather, shall we say, uncomfortable claims. The article, which I’m sure many have since read, was a rather opinionated overview of Brunei’s industry. Of particular note, the...

Monday, 7 December 2015

Misuse of antibiotics

2015-12-07 RECENTLY I read that more bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics and one of the reasons is the misuse of the drug. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for taking antibiotics when it is prescribed. What I am alarmed of, is when people take it...

Saturday, 5 December 2015

One-stop agency proposed

2015-12-05 THERE is no denying that businesses should gain the necessary planning approvals before renovating their premises. It is also fact that time is money in business. One of the perennial problems when it comes to getting approval from authorities is...

Friday, 4 December 2015

A masjid for their village

2015-12-04 IT’S been more than 20 years since my family moved into our house in Kg Rimba Gadong, we have witnessed many improvements made for this village by the government. However, one can’t help but notice that there is yet a mosque to be built for the...

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Bringing back the rice culture in Brunei is a good step

2015-12-03 Dear Editor, THE Museums Department’s bid to bring back the rice culture in Brunei is indeed a welcome step. According to a report in the Brunei Times on November 2, Wednesday , the director of the department under the Ministry of Culture, Youth...

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Youths to actively involve in ecosystem preservation

2015-12-02 KUDOS to The Brunei Times for its article “Minister calls youth to preserve ecosystem” that was published on Monday highlighting the importance of youth participation in helping the government to preserve the nation’s ecosystem. The government...

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Education: key to prevent cases of STI, teen pregnancy

2015-12-01 I WOULD like to applaud the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health on their initiative in educating students on teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, as reported in articles published in The Brunei Times. I’ve followed...

Monday, 30 November 2015

Parking space problem needs to be addressed properly to prevent it from becoming an issue in future

2015-11-30 FINDING a space to park anywhere in the city is becoming increasingly difficult as the number of vehicles is growing. Moreover, commercial properties are sprouting all around the sultanate; however there is always a problem with insufficient...

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Stiffer road penalties urged

2015-11-28 MY CONCERN goes to the rising number of road fatalities in the sultanate, which has so far exceeded last year’s tally of 24, according to the recent reports in your paper. While the government has done various efforts to mitigate such, may I...

Friday, 27 November 2015

Family is the first line of defence vs drug use

2015-11-27 YOUR story “Families must lead in fighting drug abuse” (November 16, 2015), stressed the importance of the role played by the family to prevent a child from getting hooked on illegal drugs. Your story emphasised the value of engaging in sports and...

Thursday, 26 November 2015

HM’s message will help improve ease of doing business in Brunei

2015-11-26 AS A YOUNG aspiring entrepreneur I welcomed His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, call to civil servants to deliver fast and reliable services. ‘HM to civil servants:...

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Let’s live healthy to prevent onset of diabetes

2015-11-25 THE article ‘Type 2 diabetes rising among youth’ that was published in The Brunei Times on November 14 took me by surprise. I remember reading a 2009-2011 report from The National Health and Nutritional Status Survey that said up to 12.5 per cent...

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Rediscovering Brunei

2015-11-24 I AM writing to you to express my appreciation to your paper’s campaign to promote the unexplored attractions Brunei has to offer to both local and foreign tourists. As a foreigner, your weekly “Rediscovering Brunei” column has so far been my...

Monday, 23 November 2015

Breathing life into Brunei’s ‘street culture’

2015-11-23 RENCENTLY, I have noticed a rise in the youth movement in the country more specifically in terms of “street culture” with articles such as “Give it up for Hangout 4” based on a “Street Culture” about a street culture-themed festival organised by...

Saturday, 21 November 2015

‘Restraint and calmness needed while driving’

2015-11-21 WITH regard to the report “Behave well to avoid road mishaps” on The Brunei Times on November 20, 2015, I too felt an increasing number of accidents are due to the callous approach of drivers. While driving, it is important on the part of the...

Friday, 20 November 2015

Appreciation of Brunei’s clear skies and clean air

2015-11-20 I AM delighted to say that I can see the clouds again from our office window in Gadong as the haze has apparently left the sultanate and perhaps this is due to the persistent downpour which the country has been experiencing late in the afternoon or...

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Improper use of loudspeakers affects children and elders

2015-11-19 THE insensitive use of loudspeakers has become quite a nuisance in our village. The most annoying thing is that loudspeakers are now an integral part of almost all celebrations. People seem to believe that even private occasions such as weddings...

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