Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Misreading of Brunei road speed limits

2014-05-13 I’M SURPRISED to read a letter titled “Concern on some people’s etiquette on the road” published in The Brunei Times (May 9, 2014). First of all, the writer under the pseudonym “Worried Soul” made a grave mistake by saying that “the right lane is...

Keeping fit for nation’s growth

2014-05-13 IT IS a pleasure to see more and more people getting involved in healthy activities, be it running in the afternoons or participating in the free aerobics sessions organised free for the public. If you are one of these people, I salute you in...

Monday, 12 May 2014

Car drivers must first think safety of bicyclists

2014-05-12 I AM writing in reply to a letter written regarding the scourge of ‘fixie bikers’ and the supposed threats that they pose to themselves and other road users. First and foremost, let me remind the author of the letter ‘Traumitised Motorist of Kg...

Need for arts centre to boost creative talent

2014-05-12 I RECENTLY read about ‘Helping hand to a bright future’ which was in the education section of your newspaper and I am very pleased to know that steps are being taken to assist our nation youth, especially with regards to the unemployed and...

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Don’t deprive beach vendors of their livelihood

2014-05-10 THIS is with reference to the report published in The Brunei Times (April 29, 2014) on the Department of Parks and Environment’s request for Tungku Beach vendors to move out of the area due to non-possession of licence. As a resident and visitor...

Friday, 9 May 2014

Concern on some people’s etiquette on the road

2014-05-09 I WOULD like to comment on our people. There are those who are nice here and yet, there are those who were born to be less bright, be it young or old. Sadly, the less bright and let's call them the LB population is far greater. Most of them do not...

Diabetes Mellitus: Be disciplined, positive and happy in life

2014-05-09 I REFER to “Letter to the editor” dated May 1, 2014 titled “Adopt healthy lifestyle to prevent various diseases”. 1. I appreciate you take the courage and initiative to write to The Brunei Times for the reader's awareness. 2. Diabetes Mellitus is...

Thursday, 8 May 2014

No lunch or dinner outlets at airport

2014-05-08 I WOULD like to enquire what the Department of Civil Aviation is doing as there is currently no proper dining outlets for passengers travelling at the Brunei International Airport. During my flight out last week, I could see travellers feeling...

Need for better safety measures for pedestrians?

2014-05-08 WHEN will we have more safety measures in place for pedestrians on the road? It was disheartening to read of the hit-and-run incident involving three Indonesian men at Limau Manis earlier last month. I live in the area and it bothers me that the...

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Concern on safety of supplements

2014-05-07 GUILTY of doping, guilty of testing positive for 19-Norandosterone(an indicator of Nandrolone, a type of steroid), but was Ak Hafiy knowingly taking performance enhancing drugs or was he the victim of taking contaminated supplements? Steroids can...

Are we having a fuel shortage?

2014-05-07 ON MY way back from KB to Bandar last week, I witnessed quite a number of Petronas petrol tankers (more than six) on the highway presumable to deliver fuel to the pump stations around Brunei.It was only this week after a long queue at a petrol...

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Bicyclists pose a peril at nights

2014-05-06 I AM writing to express my displeasure and annoyance over the mushrooming “fixie-bikers”, especially our youngsters, who ride this fancy and colourful bicycles in groups at night without proper safety gear. No doubt the flashing bright lights,...

Monday, 5 May 2014

Shortcomings in RTB programmes

2014-05-05 I CANNOT help but wonder and be curious about the number of people, particularly Bruneians who are watching RTB1 and RTB2 nowadays. My wife, kids and I did discover certain shortcomings that exist, even though TV Brunei is approaching the ripe age...

Islamic microfinance is the answer

2014-05-05 THE forum to address the issue of poverty in Brunei through social, economic and education is indeed timely and overdue (The Brunei Times, May 4, 2014) . I believe Islamic microfinance enterprise is the answer. It motives the unemployed youth or...

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Success Weekend aims at taking smart action

2014-05-03 AS A follow-up to thoughtful and generous letter to the editor, entitled “Success Weekend workshop a boost to entrepreneurship” published on April 30, 2014, ” as the creator of the programme mentioned in the letter, thought to reply and share how...

Friday, 2 May 2014

Books for newborns

2014-05-02 REFERRING to the news article, “Every newborn to get books” published in your paper dated April 29, I would first like to laud the government for initiating the distribution of books to parents of newborns as part of their literary programme.This...

On promoting Brunei as an ecotourism destination

2014-05-02 AS GREAT as it is to hear that MIPR is promoting 'Brunei as an ecotourism destination', article dated 1/5/14, I find it ironic that you chose to include a photo of a bridge in Temburong that has been dismantled for quite some time. That bridge,...

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Adopt healthy lifestyle to prevent various diseases

2014-05-01 I ONLY realised being healthy is one’s most important asset until doctors told me I was diagnosed to have Type 2 Diabetes, recently. The diagnosis result from the doctor was like a hot slap in the face; painful and regret. The images of my...

Concern on child’s safety in car

2014-05-01   RECENTLY, I came across a family in a car. Father driv-ing, mother in the passenger seat with a baby in her arms. This seems to be a normal practice here in the country. It heartens me to see this scene everywhere. The love of parents to their...

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Success Weekend workshop a boost to entrepreneurship

2014-04-30 THUMBS up for the Ministry of Education for conducting its first ‘Success Weekend’ session. I see this sort of workshop as a way to promote and nurture a new generation of entrepreneurs, which will boost the national entrepreneurship agenda in the...

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