Surveillance needed in public areas to achieve ‘smart city’ aspiration

Izah Azahari

In the government’s efforts in developing Brunei Darussalam into a smart city, Legislative Council (LegCo) member Yang Berhormat Nik Hafimi binti Abdul Haadii suggested encouraging property owners to install surveillance networks in public areas as a deterrent to rule and lawbreakers.

In response, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof said several initiatives are being identified, adding that “this is one of the possible options to look into improving or achieving in the hopes of turning Bandar Seri Begawan into a smart city, and becoming an overall smart nation”.