MoRA: Don’t spread unverified information

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Ministry of Religious Affairs released a statement yesterday to address the false information disseminated to the public recently via Whatsapp in relation to some of the provisions contained in the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013.

The messages were judged not sahih (genuine/authentic/sound) and fake.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs stressed that members of the public should never be involved in issuing and disseminating unverified and unsubstantiated information.

Social media users are also reminded not to believe and be anxious about dubious information and to only refer to information from valid and legitimate sources.

“Any person who, whether orally or in writing or by any other means, spreads false reports or makes false statements likely to cause public alarm or despondency shall be guilty of an offence: Penalty, imprisonments of three years and a fine of $3,000,” the statement said.

The Brunei Times