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Maurina H

Blogger in the sleepy and peaceful Brunei where nothing ever happens. Or so you think…

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Sex Education in Brunei, a No No

Sex education is an extremely taboo issue in the very Islam-conscious nation of Brunei. However a recent newspaper article talking about increasing numbers of teenage mothers got the bloggers busy...

Brunei Marathon 2006

Brunei Marathon 2006: A Wet Affair From SoulJah's Flickr Photos under CC attribution license On Sunday, the 10th of December, 2006, some very excited Bruneians and non-Bruneians gathered in Bandar...

Blog Roundup: MIB Forum

The Forum was held in Chancellor's Hall, University Brunei Darussalam only a few nights ago, Wednesday night, to be exact. Now, it is already Sunday, yet the noise it made...

Dog attack opens up a can of worms

    AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy, mauled by a pack of stray dogs, told of the attack in an exclusive interview yesterday and demanded that strays be cleared off the streets....

Brunei Times's take on blogging in Brunei

- The Brunei Times (22nd August, 2006) Some very lucky bloggers got a mention in the new English newspaper, The Brunei Times, in an article written by Amirul Azuan. The...

Sexism gone corporate

I do think there is an ‘unofficial’ glass ceiling for female officers. The whole upper echelon of Brunei society is dominated by males. Could it be that since it is...

International Military Tattoo 2006

By now, most of us living in Brunei has seen the International Military Tattoo 2006 either live from the Stadium Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah or on national tv station RTB....

Big six-O, Brunei in July

15th July, 2006 marks the Sultan of Brunei's 60th birthday. Let the celebrations begin! Nonnie has a post in her blog, Spiritual Garden about Bandar Seri Begawan, the Brunei's capital...

Fresh Ideas, New Option, Global Vision: The Brunei Times

A second newspaper, called The Brunei Times has finally been launched on Friday, 30th June, 2006, and debuted the next day, with a motto of “Fresh ideas, New options and...

Pressuring change through blogging II

A late addition to the issue concerning pressuring change in the government through blogging is Zul Funkmasta. He postulates that not only the education system that does not encourage voicing...

Pressuring change through blogging

Following the quote I took from Brunei Resources's blog;  "We (the government) require pressure from outside and this is where blog readers can come in to help spread the knowledge."...

To have GCE O'Level English, or not to have? What is the Question?

The last week, a letter on the Borneo Bulletin, the nation's sole English newspaper published a letter in its Opinion page which calls upon the Bruneian Government to scrap off...

Brunei: Blog report from the Abode of Peace: Bloggers vs Borneo Bulletin

Aside from accounts of the impending exams, lunch and the random softball-related post? Nothing much really. For the past few years, the blogging scene in this oil-rich country has not...

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