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RBPF issues advisory in run-up to festivities

James Kon

With Hari Raya celebrations just around the bend, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) reminded the public to exercise caution and to adhere to the Ministry of Health (MoH) guideline in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

An RBPF statement advised that the public, particularly the elderly, should be accompanied when making withdrawals from bank counters or ATM.

When leaving the house, ensure the gates, doors and windows are locked. Do not leave tools such as hammers and screwdrivers, or a ladder outside the house, which may be used to break into the house or a car, the statement said.

It added, “Areas outside the house should always be adequately lit. Ensure the area or yard is not overgrown with grass or bushes, denying criminals a place to hide.

The public is also reminded not to leave valuables outside the home or in vehicles as it may catch the attention of criminal. All cash, jewellery and valuable items must be stored in a safe place.

“Installing security devices such as CCTVs or alarms in the compound is crucial. Additionally, inform the neighbours should you be away from home for an extended period.

“Motorists are reminded to remain alert and practice good driving etiquette, and to adhere to the road rules and signage.

“Keep to the speed limit and do not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Stay off the mobile phone while driving, and always wear a seat belt when behind the wheel.

“Ensure the vehicle is roadworthy, and refrain from treating the road as a racing circuit.”

The public can contact the nearest police station or the 993 hotline to report criminal activities.

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