The closing of all businesses, including malls and theatres, from 12pm to 2pm on Fridays as commanded by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in his titah has received mixed responses and people have aired their opinions.
For some who travel two hours to work and can only go out for lunch at 12pm, it was really difficult for us. Even if we go out at 11.30am, some shops are already closed. After weeks, we got used to it and we started ordering food to be delivered to our office before 11am.
But to know that The Royal Trophy Golf Tournament was not totally stopped from 12pm2pm and to see activities were still going on yesterday was upsetting.
Why is The Royal Trophy an exception?
Are we not supposed to follow and obey His Majesty's titah?
Are the organisers not aware of His Majesty's titah?
Is this how the organisers try to portray the country to the outside world?
We have expats here who complain that they can't enjoy their lunch time on Fridays, yet privileges are given to these golfers.
To all organisers who wish to organise any activities in future, please be fair to all employees who work on Friday Games and activities can always start after Jumaat prayer, if you still insist of having the games on Friday.
Let's all support His Majesty in making Brunei Darussalam a "Negara Zikir".