Letters to the Editor

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Grateful to Malaysian police

2014-09-04 I WOULD like to convey my gratitude to several good Samaritans who offered assistance to my sister and her children in Limbang, a few days before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration. They were travelling from Brunei Muara to Temburong, through...

Take steps, gear up to face flash floods

2014-09-04 DEAR Editor, This is with reference to your report “Downpour triggers flash floods in Temburong” (The Brunei Times, Aug 31, 2014). The report said that boat services between Brunei-Muara and Temburong were temporarily suspended as the sole...

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Checking trade of endangered birds, animals

2014-09-03 I RECENTLY travelled to the Malaysian state of Sabah to visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on the edge of the Kabili forest reserve just outside Sandakan. The sanctuary not only rehabilitates orphaned orangutans, who are victims of...

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Info on halal restaurants overseas for our students

2014-09-02 DEAR Editor,  Referring to the ‘Halal dining overseas briefing for students’ article published recently, I have to agree that there are students who are not aware about eating food in restaurants outside Brunei. Young locals who pursue their...

Imagine! How amazing it will be if we have trains in Brunei

2014-09-02 Dear Editor,   During the previous years, I have heard of plans to build a railway system connecting especially the commercial areas in the country, and I have not yet heard of anything ever since, until today. Perhaps the plans have been scraped...

Where were the trash cans at the field?

2014-09-02 WHERE were the trash cans? During His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s belated birthday celebration at the Taman Hj Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien on August 14th, I had held on to my empty can of Coca-Cola for nearly an...

Monday, 1 September 2014

Need for new football stadium, or revamping our national stadium

2014-09-01 DEAR Editor,  Perhaps the time has come for us to seriously mull the prospect of another football stadium, or imperatively revamp our national stadium. At the Legislative Council session this year the minister of culture, youth and sports (MCYS)...

Friday, 29 August 2014

Reader seeks clarification on unavailable Temburong boats

2014-08-29 DEAR Editor,  Recently, it is becoming more worrying that boats are not always available for people in Temburong to travel to Bandar Seri Begawan. It is a major concern as the transportation is the only lifeline for Temburong – BSB especially for...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

More should be done to reduce plastic bottles usage

2014-08-28 DEAR Editor,  While the public debates whether or not to extend the “no plastic bags” campaign to every day of the week, why not think about reducing our use of plastic water bottles as well? It’s disturbing to think about how many bottles of...

Museum closure affects painting submission for His Majesty’s birthday

2014-08-28 MUSEUMS provide a unique interactive experience of getting up close to things we usually only see in books, newspapers or on the television. Seeing a beautiful painting for example, is a totally different experience to seeing one of the millions of...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Reader gives suggestions to further promote ‘Reuse, Reduce, Recycle’

2014-08-27 DEAR Editor,  I was really happy to read the story published on your website regarding a local NGO urging the government to consider banning plastic bottles. Like many others, I have reused water bottles but have only recently developed a habit...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Can banks simply impose charges on your credit card?

2014-08-26 DEAR Editor, Can banks simply charge your credit cards without your consent or informing you in writing the reason for the charges? Two days ago I was going through my Internet banking account with an international bank in Brunei and as I looked...

Time to practise recycling

2014-08-26 THIS is with reference to the report “Put trash to good use”, which appeared in The Brunei Times (August 11, 2014). It’s often seen that people tend to throw all the trash and waste without giving a least thought to keep aside things that can be...

SMARTER theft saddens reader

2014-08-26 IT SADDENS me, as a parent of a SMARTER Brunei student, that someone actually had the nerve to steal from our special needs centre recently. The saddest part is that the electrical appliances, used for warming our children's meals and beverages,...

Monday, 25 August 2014

Time for Brunei to develop sports culture

2014-08-25 AFTER all, tomorrow is another day, thus ends the famous the American Civil War novel “Gone With The Wind”. The Bruneian football team, which failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the 5th Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy (HBT) can take a leaf out of this...

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Giving correct narrative of media

2014-08-23 I WOULD like to commend The Brunei Times for publishing a critical piece on how the international media treats the conflict in Gaza (“Western media and art of distorting narrative,” July 14, 2014). FInally, someone from the press wrote an honest...

Power disruption in Kiulap/Regent Square

2014-08-23 WE RECENTLY faced a bit of diffculty when the electricity supply in some areas of the Kiulap/Regent Square was disrupted on August 15. This power disruption not only affected some businesses there and due to power fluctuation many of our...

Friday, 22 August 2014

Zionists have no remorse for war crimes: Part III

2014-08-22 NOW, this current development is like a replay of the recorded Zionist atrocities, the only major tragic difference is Gaza IS NOW AN OPEN AIR CONCENTRATION GHETTO for about 1.8 million Palestinians, and the advanced rockets and bombs are very...

MoH response on diabetic cases

2014-08-22 DEAR Editor,  The Ministry of Health would like to thank the writers ‘Concerned Citizen, BSB’ and ‘Healthcare Advocate’ for sharing their concerns and suggestions in their letters “Bid to tackle growing cases of diabetes” published in The Brunei...

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Zionists have no remorse for war crimes: Part II

2014-08-21 ADMITTEDLY, the Western media are traditionally biased against the Palestinians and the Arabs. They brazenly support the Zionist atrocities on Gaza as “self-defence”, not aggressive genocide against those Palestinian victims of the Zionist...

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