Don’t act complacent. Earn your keep

EVERY year, Muslims celebrate the advent of the new Hijrah year.

Through this, we look back on the advancements and awareness of what the past years should have been and also look forward to our hopes, dreams and aspiration for the new Hijrah year.

Every year entails positive changes to what we do, what we say and what we will hope to achieve.

However, it is unfortunate that many people resist embracing these changes in their lives.

They act complacently, taking things for granted as long as they continue to receive their monthly pays, without ever feeling guilty about the pay being not berkah (undeserved).

Villages and mukims in Brunei have their own village heads and penghulus.

They are entrusted by residents to ensure that the development of the land and welfare of the people are taken care of.

However, in some areas, abandoned houses are seen with wild grass growing as high as the ground floor. Houses meant for residence were converted into workshops and dumping grounds.

Why is nothing being done?

The authorities should be informed and action immediately taken to ensure those responsible would be reprimanded appropriately.

We should not turn a blind eye and let these matters continue to happen.

– Ugan Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan