Racism is widespread among Brunei communities, Although it is subtle the existence of racism is undeniable. The presence of racism in Brunei should be eradicated to form a harmonized country. The act of racism could also affect the image of a country and its well-being. Thus, it is vital to put an action against this alarming issue. There are several ways that can be made to diminish racism.
Brunei , officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace , is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. In addition to its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is divided into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the rest of the island's territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. The population of Brunei was 408,786 in July 2012.
It was mentioned by the Brunei Resources that, they account for over a third of the total workforce in Brunei (Brunei Resources, n.d). It is an attractive proposition as there is no income tax to pay and the cost of living is much lower than in many developed countries. In 2010, the number of foreign workers in Brunei increases from 112,500 to 120,000 of foreign workers as said by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Abd Hamid Bakal (The Brunei Times,
As the use of social media is broad, young individuals can easily access social media to communicate in order to express their feelings and share stories instead of face to face interaction. This may affect the way of life of the social and cultural activities of the Brunei society. As an example, the way how people behave nowadays and the way how they dress is following trends from outside countries such as Korea, Japan and London that may be against our traditional Bruneian culture. Research will be focus on Bruneian only, as a proper consideration of the issues concentrate on the arising use of social media that has led to the changes that have occurred in Brunei in a concern of language, communication and culture. The secondary data for references about the impacts of social media in Brunei are limited and a longer period of time would have allowed more accurate assessment of attitudes as researchers were only given a short period of time to conduct the survey questionnaires for data
Unemployment is probably the greatest problem facing the Bahamian economy and has been an ongoing macroeconomic issue for a while now. Unemployment is normally used as an indicator of a country’s economic well-being because it contributes to our Gross Domestic Product. Unemployment happens when someone cannot find a job while actively seeking employment. Unemployment Rate figures are reported by the Bahamas Department of Statistics and it measures the number of people looking for a job divided by a percentage of the labor force. Unemployment ranged from a low of 6.90 in 2000 to a high of 15.4 percent in November 2013; this disparity shows that unemployment is not only a prevalent and persistent issue but also a very important one.
According to Fung (2011) assessed that in Brunei, one third of young people are classified under obese and overweight. Unnoticeably, however palpable in the local Ministry of Health, MOH data in 2008 that the leading cause of death particularly from heart cardiovascular diseases (Yap, 2014). According to Brunei Times, BT (2014) in the news emphasized non-communicable diseases such as obesity is one of the most Brunei health’s major concern. Recently, there is a rising awareness of health in Brunei after the publication of health statistics done in Ministry of Health that spreads throughout the media that grasps many attentions from the citizens. Thus, it is important that everyone’s roles in the society such as the government, and the individuals to play their part in achieving
In Brunei, underprivileged families may be categorized as “underprivileged” based on their average spending consumption expenditure. According to JPKE (2010/11 p1); the national average spending on consumption expenditure in 2005 per head were BND 475. These spending include on “...food; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; and transport accounted for 60 per cent of the household expenditure” (JPKE 2010/11 p2). As most underprivileged families in Brunei depend on the monetary aid from the government; which is often BND250 (often given to the parent or guardian of the family), this amount falls below the average spending on consumption expenditure. In addition, this money has to be distributed to the rest of the family members in one shelter.
Easy access to the supplies of cheap foreign workers indirectly lower the wages of local workers. Moreover, the eagerness of foreign workers to accept low wages and poor working conditions has provoked the problem by further distressing the wages of local workers. This further made the local workers and graduates shy away from run their careers in the construction industry. When this happens, the industry then replenishing more foreign workers to meet the industry’s labor
Accounting for around 20 percent of the world’s granite resources, India exports granite values up to hundred million dollars annually. With over workers, the production and extraction of granite has become a major industry of the country. The worker population predominantly consists of migrant male, female as well as child workers. Recent reports have revealed that the workers are often subjected to harsh working and living conditions, drawing attention from many human right
Transportation - Get In By plane The only airport in Brunei is the Brunei International Airport (BWN), the hub of Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA). The airport itself is small but clean and functional. After an excessive expansion and high losses in the 1990s, the RBA reduced its services considerably, but still offered a decent network with daily flights to London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Kota Kinabalu as well as four weekly non-stop flights to Kuching. Prices for transit through Brunei are attractive and you are guaranteed with a smile. In addition, Singapore Airlines flies twice weekly from Singapore and Malaysia Airlines twice a week from Kuala Lumpur.