| Daniel Lim |
INFORMATION Department’s Belait branch organised the ‘Awasi Anak Kitani’ (Supervising Our Children) programme for residents from the surrounding areas of Mukim Seria at Belait District Office Hall yesterday.
The programme was conducted in collaboration with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Internal Security Department (ISD), and IT Protective Security Services Sdn Bhd (ITPSS); aimed at educating parents to be more vigilant about their children’s activities.
Chairman of the programme, Head of the Belait District Branch of the Information Department, Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar bin Pengiran Haji Sellahuddin said the programme represents one of the Information Department’s annual programmes conducted throughout the country to help disseminate information to the community through various briefing sessions and interactive displays.
The programme continued with a briefing by NCB representative Assistant Narcotics Officer Pengiran Mohd Nuh bin Pengiran Mohammad on the types of drugs that are commonly trafficked and the dangers of misusing them.
A representative from the ISD briefed on the department’s role in ensuring the safety of the country and the issues and dangers that the department combat in fulfilling their role.
Operation Officer from ITPSS Pengiran Mohd Farid Zulhusni bin Pengiran Aziz briefed on the dangers of cyber-crime, how to keep children safe online and tips on how to monitor the children.
The briefings concluded with a question-and-answer session, as well as a mini-exhibition by the Information Department, NCB, ITPSS and ISD.
Acting Penghulu of Mukim Seria and Village Head of Kampong Lorong Tiga Selatan Seria Haji Saidin bin Haji Ibrahim was the guest of honour.
Also present were Acting Village Head of Kampong Seria Haji Jamail bin Haji Linap and village consultative council members.