Letters to the Editor

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Poor customer service at fitness centre

2014-10-02 DEAR Editor,  Recently, I had been forced to experience one of the most embarrassing moments in my life which happened in one of the well- known fitness centres in the nation. I was a non-member who frequented the centre and prior to this...

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Fire and Rescue Dep’t work hailed

2014-10-01 MEMBERS of the public should appreciate the services provided by the Fire and Rescue Department. I would like to extend my gratitude to the department in Muara for dispatching a team of firefighters to my house at Kota Batu after receiving a...

The issue of trees falling on roads

2014-10-01 I CAN’T help but wonder if enough has been done to reduce or outright eliminate the threat of trees falling onto the roads, and not only blocking traffic for an indeterminate amount of time but also, God forbid, falling onto passing vehicles,...

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Care to keep stray animals off the roads

2014-09-30 SOMETHING really needs to be done about the stray animals in the country. At the very least they should be kept away from the roads. Carcasses of stray animals on the road is a distressing sight in itself, not to mention the danger a driver faces...

Monday, 29 September 2014

Child safety in cars should be a priority

2014-09-29 I WAS driving on the highway yesterday and was cut off by another car that was hurtling along way beyond the speed limit. If that wasn’t bad enough, I was horrified to see that a child was standing in the car – she couldn’t have been more than six...

Sick should skip office and not bother others

2014-09-29 AT THE risk of sounding unsympathetic, people who have flu or any kind of viral fever should strongly be encouraged to stay home and recuperate, instead of being made to feel like they have to force themselves to work. A few weeks ago, I was...

Saturday, 27 September 2014

National netball team winners in reader’s eyes

2014-09-27 I WOULD like to applaud the national netball team for putting up a strong showing at the recently concluded 9th Asian Netball Championship in Singapore.Pictures of the national team playing against Sri Lanka are making their rounds on social media....

Slow progress of granting citizenship

2014-09-27 THE process of granting citizenship by Brunei Immigration Department is extremely slow. Earlier on, congratulatory letter from the department has been posted to inform people that they have passed the citizenship examination. To date, it has been...

Road safety on Jalan Subok

2014-09-27 I APPLAUDED and appreciated PWD’s efforts in implementing projects throughout our coun-try, however, with reference to the recent on-going project along Jalan Subok (near Singapore’s Embassy), I would like to raise some road safety issues whereby a...

Friday, 26 September 2014

MoRA responds on Halal logo for restaurants

2014-09-26 DEAR Editor,  The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) through the Halal Food Control Division would like to refer to the letter — ‘Restaurants must display Halal logo’ — writtten by Anak Brunei in The Brunei Times’ (Aug 9, 2014) Opinion column....

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Is the motorcycle number plate law old here?

2014-09-25 DEAR Editor,  Here, following the British Land Transport Ordinance (1954), which the authorities still follow I am led to believe, motorcycles are required to carry front number plates. This was usually, but not always, a double sided plate on...

Inconvenienced by drainage work

2014-09-25 DEAR Editor,  In response to the letter “Careless drain work causing huge hassle”, I agree with what the writer has writtten and can relate to how he/she feels as I too (along with many neighbours) face the same situation. I hail from Kuala...

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Stop depending on gov’t for jobs

2014-09-24 DEAR Editor,  First of all, I would like to congratulate the 2014 graduate class of Universiti Brunei Darussalam. As we know, Brunei has been blessed with its free education system which now has produced highly educated society. The students...

JPKE clarification

2014-09-24 DEAR Editor, This is with reference to our media release on September 18 and the news article published in The Brunei Times on September 19 on Page A16 titled: ‘Brunei Salebration to begin on December 19’. The department wishes to clarify that:...

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Do we rear the animals we eat the right way?

2014-09-23 I RECENTLY read a few books on American food production that led me to wonder about our own in Brunei. I would like to know where our meats come from, for example, where are we getting our beef from and how are the cattle being reared? Are they...

Learning lessons to save moolah

2014-09-23 I READ with interest your four-part series on the psychology of spending published last August. Thanks to this series of articles, I understood why I can barely save money despite the fact that I’m a single new grad with a stable job in the private...

Monday, 22 September 2014

Health campaign should be on a larger scale

2014-09-22 DEAR Editor, As a relatively new mother, I was pleasantly surprised when my recent holiday coincided with the Ministry of Health’s National Campaign on Non-Communicable Diseases. The Health Promotion Centre’s social media kept bombarding their...

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Suggestions to improve national swimming pool

2014-09-20 THE national swimming pool needs improvements to its existing infrastructures. Currently the floor in the changing area is always wet and could endanger people who could slip or fall while walking on it. Bacteria are also more likely to reproduce...

Call for austerity measures timely

2014-09-20 WASTE not, want not. It's an age-old lesson that we refuse to learn. It's probably a good wake-up call for the country when its largest private firm (referring to front-page news on BSP's austerity measures, September 1) publicly states a desire to...

Friday, 19 September 2014

DES responds on Seria bypass street lighting

2014-09-19 THE Department of Electrical Services (DES) would like to thank the concerned road user for the concern raised in the article “Concern on Seria bypass carriageway” published in The Brunei Times dated Sept 13, 2014. Regarding the lack of street...

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