| Hakim Hayat |
THE fifth day of the Civic Village Programme for Post-Graduates, organised by the Information Department, saw 35 participants from local and overseas higher learning institutions involved in various activities designed to enhance their knowledge in different aspects and instil spirit of patriotism.
During a briefing on cyber-crimes and risks and dangers of social media from the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) yesterday, the session highlighted various issues and spread more awareness relating to the proper use of social media and the risks posed in misuse of technology such as cyber-bullying, scamming or extortion.
The session, facilitated by the Deputy Senior Law Advisor at the AGC Zaki bin Abdul Rahman, highlighted the dangers of sharing detailed personal information online that can be exploited by cyber criminals to commit organised crimes.
He urged participants to be vigilant when communicating over the Internet and to take take precautions when there is a need to share their own or other people’s personal information. He also shared examples of cyber-crime cases that have seen convictions such as information containing personal information of other individuals that were made viral.
Meanwhile, the briefing on the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013 by Deputy Syariah Prosecutors Haji Abdul Azim Azman bin Haji Judin @ Aji and Nizam Sumurdani bin Haji Abdul Talib from the Syariah Prosecuting Section shared the implementation phases of the Syariah Penal Code, and explained who the law applies to, offences under law and the types of punishments and general offences.
A cleaning campaign at the Meragang Beach in Mukim Serasa was also held to inculcate a culture of maintaining cleanliness in the environment, fostering good teamwork and communicaton.
Acting Deputy Director of Information Hajah Noorashidah binti Haji Aliomar was also present.