Letters to the Editor

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Complaint on smoking at swimming pool

2014-11-20 LATELY I’ve been on a fitness kick and I’ve started to learn swimming, a great survival skill to know and a fun way to keep fit. I’ve been going to the swimming pools at the stadium and lately, the aquatic centre in Tutong whenever I’m in the...

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dumping of rubbish along Jalan Katok B

2014-11-19 I WISH to write about the deplorable attitude of some residents living around the housing area in Katok B, who indiscriminately throw garbage along the roadside and in the vicinity of the Katok Secondary School. This utter lack of concern for...

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Debating Bruneian monetary policy

2014-11-18 RESPECTFULLY, I am writing this letter after having been prompted by your report: “Banks free to price residential property loan products now” (The Brunei Times, October 28, 2014). No doubt, this “make amends” made by the Autoriti Monetari Brunei...

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sg Tilong accessroad can’t takemore traffic

2014-11-17 THIS is with reference to the letter written by Disappointed and Frustrated Bruneian titled ‘No access road to Sg Tilong housing area’ in The Brunei Times (Nov 8, 2014). I am one of the tenants residing along simpang 472 for more than 10 years....

Saturday, 15 November 2014

AMBD responds over currency exchange issue

2014-11-15 WITH reference to the letter written by Edgar Lee, Singapore, titled “Plea on Brunei Singapore currency”, published in the opinion page of The Brunei Times dated November 10, 2014, the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) would like to inform...

Friday, 14 November 2014

MCYS has successfully carried out sports and fitness activities with mass participation

2014-11-14 WITH reference to the letter published in The Brunei Times’ Letters to The Editor column dated Saturday. October 25, 2014 titled “Encouraging Authorities To Promote Fitness” written by #InspiredToGetFit, Brunei. We would like to thank the writer...

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Need to address complaints on Brunei currency being rejected in Singapore

2014-11-13 I REFER to a recent letter “Plea on Brunei, S’pore currency” by Elgar Lee published in The Brunei Times on November 10. While I may not agree entirely with the reader’s suggestions, as someone who travels frequently to Singapore, I must say that...

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Study needed on viability of aquaponics

2014-11-12 THIS is with reference to your front page report published on November 3 titled “Firm introduces aquaponics to promote sustainable farming”. First of all, I would like to commend the private firm for coming up with such a great idea. The...

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Filipino embassy lauded for guide on Syariah code

2014-11-11 THROUGH your paper I would like to applaud the Philippine Embassy for coming up with a 26-page simplified guide to the Syariah Penal Code. Based on your story published on October 11, the new palm-sized booklet would serve as a reference to the...

Monday, 10 November 2014

Plea on Brunei,S’pore currency

2014-11-10 THE Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore has been in place for nearly 50 years. However, of late, the Bruneian dollar is not as widely being accepted in Singapore, compared to how widely the Singapore dollar is being...

Cops thanked for finding stolen vehicle

2014-11-10 I WOULD like to thank the Central Police Station Bandar Seri Begawan for finding my stolen vehicle. The incident which occurred at the end September at our resident was reported to the police immediately. Due to its prompt action the police were...

Saturday, 8 November 2014

No access road to Sg Tilong housing area

2014-11-08 FIVE years ago in June 2009, I purchased a detached house from a housing development project at Simpang 472, Kg Sungai Tilong, Jalan Muara. At that time, approval had just been granted by the relevant government authority for the developer to...

Car owners ‘above the law’ in a Gadong road

2014-11-08 THIS is Simpang 5, Jalan Gadong. Every car owner is above the law. They just ignore the No Parking sign and park their cars along this simpang day and night, turning a two-way traffic road to a single way traffic road. It has caused so much...

Friday, 7 November 2014

No time frame for new taxi franchise

2014-11-07 I READ your recent story on the government’s decision to introduce a new taxi franchise via the Land Transport Master Plan (New taxi franchise to curb illegal operators, Oct 21, 2014). I welcomed that news as I always wanted to have other means of...

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Post offices may utilise X-ray devices

2014-11-06 I RECEIVED a small package the other day, or rather, I received a notice from the main post office in Berakas informing me that I could go there to pick it up. This is the first time I’ve had to go through the palaver of picking up my own package,...

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Public Works Dep’t responds over Subok road safety

2014-11-05 THIS is with reference to the letter, ‘Road safety on Jalan Subok’, in The Brunei Times (September 27, 2014) by Concerned Road User. The Public Works Department would like to relay its appreciation over some of the safety concern issues...

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Abandoned cars clog parking area

2014-11-04 THERE have been quite a few complaints from the tenants and landlords of the Muhibbah Complex II at Menglait, Gadong, regarding abandoned cars. These numerous derelict cars have been occupying the parking spaces behind the shop houses. [Related...

Car yard blocks access road

2014-11-04 A USED car dealer has been obstructing the access road to our new house in Sg Tilong. Our house has recently been granted the occupancy permit. However, the car dealer parks his cars along our newly constructed access road unneccessarily making...

Monday, 3 November 2014

Online avenue on Islam-related info sought

2014-11-03 ANAS bin Malik narrated that the Messenger of Allah said seeking knowledge is the duty of every Muslim. At an early age, we have memorised basic Quranic verses or doa, and eventually we acquired more knowledge as soon as we began our ugama (...

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Algebra of violence in the Middle East

2014-11-02 Dear Editor, RESPECTFULLY, this is a rather complex article to write. The subject matter is inter-related, a net-work of the cycle of violences and retributions between Muslims in the Middle East, and the Zionist violent apartheid practices on the...

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