I was walking around Gadong a few weeks ago (at the time of writing this letter) and stumbled upon a burst pipe by the roadside.
The leakage was heavy and dirt may have entered the water system causing the water from the tap in the area to turn brown.
As I had no credit on the phone, I approached a nearby security guard and highlighted the issue.
He called Darussalam line 123 and several days later the pipe was repaired and the water was no longer brown.
It is from this story that I would like to highlight the importance of a whole-of-nation approach.
The involvement of the public and private sector as well as the populace should be continually pressed upon as agents of positive change.
Much like how the security guard (private sector), Darussalam line 123 (public sector), and myself (a simple citizen) were involved in solving the issue of the burst pipe, each with our own ways, we should all come together to solve other pressing issues.
We should never underestimate the small changes we can make as individuals.
As the saying goes, take care of the small things, the big things will take care of themselves.
Abdul Malik Omar