Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

How a HSBC ATM saved my $1,000

2015-02-17 I DID something rather stupid last week, which is rare – I usually do lots of stupid things. But, well, I was preoccupied, what with work, non-payment of my car, wondering how I could get to work on the bus… and with what to order for lunch, when...

Monday, 16 February 2015

Scholarship student waiting for claims

2015-02-16 I AM writing this letter not as a complaint letter, but as a constructive criticism and in the hopes that the authorities will improve their service. This is not an issue of being ungrateful but rather an assertive call for the relevant...

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Efforts to protect personal information to continue

2015-02-14 I REFER to the letter “No need to publish full name and NRIC” from Info Sec Enthusiast published on February 5, 2015. The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) would like to thank the writer for...

Friday, 13 February 2015

Thriving pirate DVD businesses a blot

2015-02-13 As a senior lecturer in cinema here in Brunei, I am flabbergasted by the large number of businesses surviving primarily from their sales of pirated DVDs. Unlike such criminal operators in other countries, whose illegal activities force them to...

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Access to personal medical reports

2015-02-12 I feel very grateful to the various authorities from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance who attend to my inquiries and applications for certain personal welfare and wellbeing matters. I understand that generally the processing of such...

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Education problem starts from home

2015-02-11 WHILE I applaud the Ministry of Education for monitoring the attendances of our Primary school pupils “in real time” to ensure a 95 per cent attendance, I would like to point out that many a times, the main issue of education in our country comes...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Styrofoam packaging no more, please!

2015-02-10 I APPLAUD the comments made by Hjh Saaimah Hj Abdi Manaf, the head of the Agri-Food Packaging Unit at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Department, who called on the public to avoid the use of Styrofoam packaging at a workshop organised by the Ministry...

Monday, 9 February 2015

Thumbs up for toy library

2015-02-09 CONGRATULATIONS to the Centre for Children with Special Needs (KACA) on the launch of its toy library. This must be the first such facility in the country and I am happy that the management has the foresight to open one. The opening of the toy...

What to do with road bullies?

2015-02-09 I WAS driving home last night from Lambak back to Berakas and was overtaking several cars on the left lane, when a big white SUV drove up so close behind me, its lights shining so bright into my car that it hurt my eyes, pushing itself closer and...

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Important to use life jackets when using water transport

2015-02-07 WE THANK the writers of the letter published in 31st January 2015 edition of the Borneo Bulletin Opinion Page titled, “Boats without life jackets common sight in Kg Ayer” written by Life is precious and the front page article published in the 2...

Friday, 6 February 2015

Cellular phone network problem at the park

2015-02-06 WITH reference to your article (“Misleading signboards confuse Shahbandar park visitors”, January 30), I want to point out that I am the father of the two siblings who were recently lost in the Bukit Shahbandar Recreational Park due to what seemed...

Thursday, 5 February 2015

No need to publish full name and NRIC

2015-02-05 First of all, I would like to say thank you for publishing my comments on this same issue last year. While reading your newspaper (January 31, 2015), I noticed that a company here had published full names of people next to their NRIC (National...

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Seatbelts can save your life

2015-02-04 Dear Editor, I WANT to understand why is there a lack of seatbelt use in Brunei? I have noticed over my time here that not only do adults choose not to wear seatbelts, but that they also allow small children to travel in the car without wearing a...

Progresif Cellular professional service

2015-02-04 THE telecommunications industry in Brunei has come in for its fair share of criticism over the years, but I’d like to say thank you to the staff at Progresif Cellular in The Mall for their great customer service. Since becoming a prepaid member...

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Lumut tall grasses block vision, endanger road users

2015-02-03 I WANT to raise my concern on the lack of maintenance of the wild grasses in near RPN Lumut. I use this road daily and notice that the tall grasses are obstructing the drivers’ vision. This area is a residential area which include the schools....

Monday, 2 February 2015

Careless drivers make parking woes worse

2015-02-02 PARKING spaces are getting harder and harder to come by especially during office, lunch hours and weekends. It takes patience and lots of luck to actually find a parking spot especially in heavy traffic areas such as Gadong and Kiulap. But...

Issues faced by donors

2015-02-02 THE rainy season has been quite worrisome over the last week and my heart goes out to the people whose lives have been affected by the flash floods both here and in neighbouring Limbang. Once again, the charitable spirit of Brunei is surfacing,...

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Are the Salebration price cuts real?

2015-01-31 I RECENTLY went to a baby clothing store in Kiulap to buy a birthday present for my colleague’s one-year-old daughter. After spending more than half an hour at the shop, I finally settled with my purchase and was pleased with what I bought. It was...

Friday, 30 January 2015

Parking problem getting worse

2015-01-30 SINCE the completion of the overhead walkway near the Seri Mulia Sarjana International School opposite of SupaSave Gadong, I breathe easy over the safety of the school children and the people around the area. Being a resident, I’ve seen many...

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Share KB memories about my father

2015-01-29 MY NAME is Hilary Atherton, the eldest daughter of Jack Atherton, who taught in the Kuala Belait School way back in the ‘50s. Three years ago, on January 29, my father passed away after a brief illness in California, USA. Some of his fondest...

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