Ummah urged to help police in preventing crimes

|     Azlan Othman     |

THE Religious authorities urged the people not to take wrongdoings and vices lightly. It is sad to note such attitude among us when in actual fact, we are able to stop them, the Imams said in yesterday’s Friday sermon.

The Imams said we should act and change our attitude. “Every wrongdoing invites sins and subsequently, every sin invites punishment and wrath from Allah the Almighty,” they said.

The Imams also called on the Ummah to uphold the harmony and well-being of the people, and said the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) is among the law enforcement agencies entrusted to uphold peace, security and prosperity of the people. But, the Imams noted, it does not mean we entirely give such responsibility to the police.

“Cooperation is needed among the police and the public in upholding security,” the Imams said.

Stakeholders too play a part. The community can be the ‘ears’ and ‘eyes’ for enforcement agencies and the government, whereby knowledge-sharing can assist in tackling and reducing crimes in the country.

“Let’s reduce crime by being responsible and alert,” the Imams said.

They concluded by urging the people to pray for the police to execute their tasks and responsibilities sincerely with full dedication.