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Viral video leads to arrest of four

Daniel Lim

Four individuals were arrested following viral videos of them opening bottles of beverage from a store shelf and drinking from them before placing them back at a supermarket in Kuala Belait, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) said in a statement on Thursday.

An investigation was launched following the two videos circulating on social media, the RBPF said.

The case is being investigated under Section 35, Chapter 148 of the Public Order Act, relating to broadcasting false information resulting in public anxiety and disorder.

The RBPF reminded the public that authorities are monitoring criminal activities and will detain perpetrators aiming to disrupt the peace of the nation.

Meanwhile, the supermarket issued a statement that they are taking the incident seriously and reserve the right to proceed with legal action.

A screenshot of the viral video showing the act. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM