Programme underscores child safety in tech age

|   Daniel Lim    |

AS PART of its continuous efforts to help raise awareness on the importance of maintaining and securing the safety of children in the country, the Information Department through its Belait District branch held Awasi Anak Kitani (Supervising Our Children) programme of January 12 for the Mukim Liang area.

Held at the Liang Lumut Recreational Club (LLRC), the programme was organised in cooperation with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Internal Security Department (ISD).

Some 88 people participated including mukim penghulus and village heads, members from the Mukim and Village Consultative Councils, and residents from the surrounding areas of Mukim Liang.

Guest of honour Legislative Council member and Penghulu of Mukim Liang Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin oversaw the programme. Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid was welcomed to the venue by the Head of the Information Department of Belait District branch Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar bin Pengiran Haji Sellahuddin.

Also present during the event were Acting Deputy Director of the Information Department Hajah Noorashidah binti Haji Aliomar, Acting Village Head of Kampong Sungai Liang Haji Ibrahim bin Datu Maharaja Seri Dian, Village Head of Kampong Lumut II Haji Rahman bin Hashim, Acting Village Head of Kampong Lumut I Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abdul Ghani and Acting Village Head of RPN Kampong Lumut Pengiran Ahmad bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud.

Guest of honour Legislative Council member and Penghulu of Mukim Liang Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin at the event. – DANIEL LIM

The programme, an annual activity held to disseminate relevant knowledge to residents – especially parents and guardians – across the country, featured a series of briefings touching on the various issues and dangers children face in the current age of advanced technology, and ways to prevent them.

In a speech, Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar noted that in addition to the briefing given during the programme, the agencies also set up several booths highlighting the various dangers.

Following Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar’s speech, the programme continued with a number of briefings.

The first of these was a briefing on the danger of drug use by a Narcotics Officer from the NCB Pengiran Mohd Nuh bin Pengiran Mohamad, followed by a talk on the dangers of cybercrime and cyberbullying by Deputy Prosecutor from the Attorney General’s Chambers Nor’adliatul Hidayah binti Haji Mohd Zaidi.

A briefing on the dangers posed by foreign powers on the safety of the country was then presented by Head of the ISD of Belait District branch Haji Mohd Aidil Fadzillah bin Haji Tamin.