| Zee Yusri |
IN CONJUNCTION with the third term school holidays 2014, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) has advised members of the public to be attentive and adopt security measures.
The public is advised to be more cautious especially when leaving their homes. The nearby police stations or posts must be informed about the dates for the purpose of monitoring and patrolling around the area while the houses are left unoccupied.
The penghulus and village heads must be notified to jointly observe and prevent any housebreak or theft activities. Fences, doors and windows should always be closed and secured with sturdy locks and the public is also advised not to leave valuables outside the house as it can lure criminals. All their cash, jewellery and other valuables should be kept in places deemed safe.
For those who intend to leave the country, it is advised they inform their close relatives or neighbours to keep an eye on the house and their surrounding areas. Lights outside the house need to be lit at night, especially in places that are easy to see.
Parents and guardians of childrens are also advised to monitor the movement of their children and not to let their children return home late at night. They need to make sure that their children do not congregate in public areas or hang out during the night as they might get involved in criminal or harmful social activities.
Their children’s activities should always be noted and strictly checked from time to time, especially those who regularly surf the Internet as it is feared that they will be surfing websites that are inappropriate and lead to detrimental activities and social problems.
The public is also urged to immediately inform the police at the emergency hotline 993 or contact the nearest police station or relevant authorities such as the penghulus or village heads if there are any suspicious activities.
The information provided will assist the police in combating crimes.