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    Public urged to report vandalism

    Izah Azahari

    The public should take care of the safety of fire hydrants and cooperate in reporting to the relevant parties when seeing acts of damaging fire hydrants, Water Division engineer Pengiran Haji Mohd Saiful Hazman bin Pengiran Haji Duraman said.

    Representing the Department of Water Services at the Public Works Department (JKR) during the Personal Contact Programme, Pengiran Haji Mohd Saiful Hazman also shared measures taken by the Department of Water Services when a water disruption occurs, such as alerting via press releases, JKR social media and Radio Television Brunei (RTB).

    He also shared the steps that need to be taken when faced with water disruption issues.

    The Information Department at the Prime Minister’s Office held the Personal Contact Programme through its Public Relations Unit, Strategic Communication Division for RPN Kampong Bunut, Kampong Madewa and Kampong Tasek Meradun/Kampong Bunut, Mukim Kilanas at the Kampong Bunut Mosque Library as a continued effort to reach out to residents of villages on October 20.

    The programme’s delegation led by Acting Deputy Director of Information Hajah Hamsah binti Datu Kerna Haji Jaya, shared about the spread of false information in the digital era that quickly goes viral, which can affect societal harmony and also the security of the country.

    This can lead to action under the legislation of Chapter 148 of the Public Order Act, Section 34.

    The Personal Contact Programme in session. PHOTO: IZAH AZAHARI

    The legislation states that anyone who has – either verbally or in writing or by any means – disseminated false information or made false statements that may cause alarm or cause anxiety to the public, may be prosecuted and sentenced to imprisonment for up to three years or receive a BND3,000 fine.

    Hajah Hamsah shared that whoever commits or attempts to commit, or prepares or conspires to carry out sedition; using words that are inflammatory; print, post, sell, offer to sell, distribute or reprint any incitement; as well as bring in any newspaper that is in the form of sedition, unless he has no suspicion that it is in the form of sedition, then those who commit these offences may be sentenced to imprisonment for up to two years and a fine of BND5,000 as stated in the Act and Chapter 24 of the Sedition Act Section 4 (1).

    Head of Retail at Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd (BSM) Haji Shahruddin bin Haji Abdul Wahid delivered a briefing on the ‘Fill Safe, Feel Safe Campaign: Compliance with Guidelines and Regulations at Petrol Stations’.

    He shared challenges faced by Service Champions, the incidents that happened at a petrol station and safety guidelines before, during and after refuelling at a Shell petrol station.

    Haji Shahruddin also shared the campaign’s aim which is to educate and bring awareness to the public, especially customers visiting petrol stations, on the need to abide by safety measures at petrol stations.

    Acting Village Head of RPN Kampong Bunut Haji Durahim bin Hassan expressed appreciation for the opportunity provided to government and private agencies to attend the Personal Contact Programme.

    He said the programme is valuable and useful for villagers to exchange views in efforts towards the progress and well-being of the village and the country.

    Acting Village Head of Kampong Madewa/Kampong Telanai Haji Jumat bin Haji Salleh and Acting Village Head of Kampong Tasek Meradun/Kampong Bunut Ahmad Hussaini bin Haji Mohsin, as well as village residents, also participated.

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