‘Brilliant’ minded persons committing cybercrime: Law Society President

|     Lyna Mohamad     |

MORE “brilliant” minded persons are finding ways to commit crimes in the cyberworld, said President of Law Society Mohamad Rozaiman bin Dato Seri Laila Jasa Abdul Rahman.

He made these comments during the Cyber Crime between Hudud and Ta’zir forum hosted by Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) yesterday at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas, as part of the upcoming UNISSA 7th Mahrajan Hafl Al-Takharruj (convocation festival) activities.

The aim of the forum was to raise public awareness of cybercrime, as well as provide information related to cybercriminal legislation issues.

The forum saw Deputy Director of the CID, Royal Brunei Police Force Sr Supt Haji Mohd Fadzillah bin Haji Ismail, Mohamad Rozaiman and UNISSA lecturer Professor Dr Nehaluddin Ahmad as the panels and Dr Ahmad Ma’sum as the forum moderator.

“With advanced developments of technology, we tend to hear news and cases committed in the cyberworld,” said Mohamad Rozaiman. He added that, while traditional crimes such as defamation, misappropriation of monies including thefts are very common.

Invited speakers at the talk
ABOVE & BELOW: Students from UNISSA attending the talk. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

Mohamad Rozaiman pointed out that irrespective of the ways of how a wrong is committed, the notion of upholding the Rule of Law is paramount, adding that in an impartial justice system, the Rule of Law must be applied equally and impartially to both the principal/ agents, plaintiffs/defendants, state/accused and many more.

“All laws are man-made with the exception of the laws provided by Al-Quran, thus, man-made laws will continue to be developed, keeping abreast with changes,” said Mohamad Rozaiman, adding that man will continue to enact laws to ensure that societies are protected from the harmful element associated with cyber misuse.