Viral message on Lambak Kanan Apartment false, says Housing Development Department

Azlan Othman & Rokiah Mahmud

The messages regarding Lambak Kanan Apartment spread through social media are not true, the Housing Development Department of the Ministry of Development stated yesterday.

The department urged the public to avoid spreading inaccurate news and only disseminate news from official sources.

It is an offence to spread false information under Section 34 of the Public Order Act, Chapter 148, by any person, verbally or in writing or in any other manner, disseminating false news or making false statements that may cause public anxiety. The crime can be penalised with a fine of BND3,000 and three year’s imprisonment.

To confirm the authenticity of information relating to the department, the public can contact the Community Development and Public Relations Unit at 2382145 extension 7013/7014 during office hours or by email address [email protected] or visit www.housing.gov.bn.