Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The need for moderation in exercise

2014-08-12 DEAR Editor, THE Ministry of Health would like to refer to the letter by KeepHealthy titled ‘Over-exercising can be dangerous’ published in The Brunei Times on Friday, 4th July 2014 and wish to thank the writer for his/her comments. For the writer...

Monday, 11 August 2014

Applause for Energy Department for timely response to letter

2014-08-11 DEAR Editor,  I am writing in this letter to applaud the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office for its timely response to my letter which was published on August 4 (Monday). I sent in my letter “Authorities should be alert after Taiwan...

Queue lines at B-Mobile should be further segregated

2014-08-11 DEAR Editor,  As a loyal B-Mobile customer, who stuck with them through their troubles, I was very happy to read about Progresif Cellular taking over, with a fancy new CEO and a vision to be more “customer-based”, offering a “high-level of...

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Restaurants must display Halal logo

2014-08-09 What steps Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) is taking to enforce restaurants to display Halal logo in front of every “Halal Certified Restaurants”?We have heard a lot about halal certified agency (Ministry of Religious Affairs) issuing halal...

Baiduri Finance responds

2014-08-09 WE refer to the letter to the editor published in The Brunei Times on August 6, 2014 titled “Absurd Baiduri Finance requirement irks reader”.As a standard practice in the industry, Baiduri Finance may, from time to time as part of its credit...

Friday, 8 August 2014

Bruneians know how to raise their flags

2014-08-08 DEAR Editor,  I was pleasantly touched in so many ways reading the article "Flag Raising Conduct Must Change" on A10 of Tuesday's paper. Now I think it's a brilliant idea that citizens are taught the proper way to use and display their national...

Raya waste products dumped in neighbourhood

2014-08-08 DEAR Editor,  As Raya arrives, everyone tends to go all out - from what they wear to what they drive – most importantly, where they live. Living in Kg Rimba's residential area in Jalan 99 is an eye-opener, as you can understand, we live in a...

Thursday, 7 August 2014

No petro-chemical pipelines in residential areas like in Taiwan, says Energy Department, Prime Minister’s Office

2014-08-07 DEAR Editor,  We would like to thank the writer of the article “Authorities should be alert after Taiwan gas explosions disaster” published in The Brunei Times on August 4, 2014 and for the concern raised. Asset integrity and safety of oil and...

BSM ensures equipment in petrol stations function properly, are reliable

2014-08-07 DEAR Editor,  Brunei Shell Marketing (BSM) wishes to refer to The Brunei Times Letter to the Editor published on Monday 4 August 2014 entitled “Majority of tyre pumps at petrol stations are broken, need repairs” and apologies to the writer and...

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Absurd Baiduri Finance requirement irks reader

2014-08-06 DEAR Editor,  In today's day and age, when technology and processes have evolved to ultimately make everyone's day a little more efficient, I am dumbfounded that Baiduri Finance, has not gotten the memo. Let me tell you a story of how Baiduri...

Gratitude to critical services personnel for Raya hardwork

2014-08-06 DEAR editor,  I am writing just to express my personal gratitude to all emergency staff – medical personnel, members of the police force and fire department employees, among others - who were on-duty during any of the Raya public holidays last...

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Restaurant sungkai buffet a declining trend in Brunei

2014-08-05 DEAR Editor,  After reading the article 'Restaurants say this year's sungkai sales 'worst ever'' published on July 18, I couldn't help but realise that, in a consumer’s perspective, this trend is true. The last time I was crazy about Sungkai...

Thank you DST for pleasant service during Ramadhan

2014-08-05 DEAR Editor,  I would like to commend the staff of the Giant Rimba branch of DST for their professionalism and good disposition during Ramadhan. I had to visit the branch shortly before Ramadhan ended to owing to a stolen router, and was dismayed...

Monday, 4 August 2014

Majority of tyre pumps at petrol stations are broken,need repairs

2014-08-04 Dear Editor, I AM wondering if any of the broken tyre pumps at the petrol stations in Brunei are ever fixed. Recently, due to the Hari Raya celebration, on top of topping up my petrol, I made the mental note to put in more air in my tyres... to...

Authorities should be alert after Taiwan gas explosions disaster

2014-08-04 Dear Editor, I HOPE the relevant authorities will look into the safety of gas pipes in Brunei, following a series of five deadly gas leak explosions in Taiwan which killed 27 and injured 284 people (as of Aug 2) in the city of Kaohsiung late July...

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Damaged drain cover needs urgent repair

2014-08-02 I HOPE this letter grabs the attention of the Public Works Department (JKR).A drain is much in need of a repair at Simpang 791-29-13 at the Landless Indigenous Citizens Housing Scheme (STKRJ) in Kg Sungai Buloh Two (Bukit Sibanging).I have already...

Friday, 1 August 2014

OneBiz not friendly as claimed by authorities

2014-08-01 IT IS time for the relevant authorities to stop telling us how they are going to make our lives easier and actually make it a reality.I was reading the OneBiz article recently (July 23) on how it would make doing business more convenient, but has...

Praise for JKR on road repairs, more to be done

2014-08-01 I WOULD like to applaud The Public Works Department (JKR) for doing a great job fixing the roads near Muara town and the Kampung Tanah Jambu area.If I’m not mistaken, it took about 2-3 weeks for the roads to be fixed. I am quite impressed. I never...

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Raya fireworks a dangerous and unnecessary disturbance

2014-07-30 WHEN I was a young boy, fireworks and sparklers weren’t a necessary element to celebrating Hari Raya. In fact, my parents were insistent that they (like cigarettes) were very much akin to watching money burn albeit in a much more fancier and...

TelBru responds to reader’s ‘bad service’ complaint

2014-07-30 TELEKOM Brunei Berhad (TelBru) would like to acknowledge and respond to the letter published on Saturday, July 26, 2014, entitled “Reader frustrated with TelBru’s ‘service at its best’”.In following up with the issue, we would like to invite the...

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