87 attend briefing on keeping children safe

Izah Azahari

A total of 87 residents from Mukim Lumapas attended the Information Department’s Awasi Anak Kitani (AAK) programme yesterday, at the Sungai Kebun Sports Complex in Jalan Lumapas, Kampong Kilugus.

The guest of honour was Acting Penghulu of Mukim Lumapas Haji Suhaili bin Haji Moktar, in his capacity as the Village Head of Kampong Lupak Luas / Tarab Bau.

The programme was organised by the Information Department through the AAK Programme Committee for Mukim Lumapas, in collaboration with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Internal Security Department (ISD) and the IT Protective Security Services Sdn Bhd (ITPSS).

In her welcoming remarks, Chairperson of the AAK Programme Ruhil Amal Faridah binti Yahya said that practising Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) values helps to establish a strong mindset as a buffer against negative and harmful activities.

“By practising and upholding these values and teachings, we are able to protect our beloved country from threats of violence that can disrupt society, threaten security and undermine communal harmony,” she said.

The event also featured briefings presented by NCB Assistant Narcotics Officer Pengiran Mohd Nuh bin Pengiran Mohamad on the negative effects and symptoms of drug abuse; JKDN Officers Moor Salin and Haji Sharbini on their department’s task and responsibility regarding issues related to the country’s safety; and ITPSS Security Analyst NDMI Hafiz Zakiah bin Haji Pawi on cyber threats and crime, as well as tips on technology use, including parental guidance on monitoring IT use among children.

The AAK programme is an annual activity organised by the Information Department for mukims across the country, to give parents and guardians more insights on security and drug prevention issues through means of briefing sessions and exhibitions.

Acting Penghulu of Mukim Lumapas and Village Head of Kampong Lupak Luas/Tarab Bau Haji Suhaili bin Haji Moktar at the event. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI