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Press Release: Department of Information / Photo: Mohamad Azmi Awang Damit, Mohd. Sahrizal Haji Said
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Thursday, September 27. - The Information Department through the Nationhood Unit, Nationhood and Community Division organised the 2nd Post-Graduate Civic Village Programme for 2018 from September 23 to 28, 2018.
A total of 50 participants from the village took part in the Sungai Kebun Sports Complex.
Programmes on the fifth day continue with the Briefing Session from the Attorney General's Office, the Prime Minister's Office and the Syarie Prosecution Division, Ministry of Religious Affairs (KHEU).
The first briefing titled 'Cybercrime and Risks' and 'The Dangers of Social Media' was presented by Pengiran Nor' Azmeena binti Pengiran Mohiddin and Hajah Atiyyah Azzahra binti Haji Abas from the AGC's Criminal Justice Division. They explained issues related to social media use and enhancing public awareness on the dangers of misusing social media technology such as cyber-bullying, online scams and extortion.
Among the topics presented was the detailed sharing of personal information online that can be used by cyber criminals to carry out planned crimes.
The lecturers also reminded participants and the public to be careful when communicating through the Internet and to always be cautious when sharing personal information.
Participants were briefed on cybercrime cases including those caused by viral messages and the dissemination of information to the public also part of the briefing and followed by question-and-answer session.
The second briefing by the Syar'ie Deputy Prosecutor Hajah Fatimah binti Haji Ahmad and Hajah Affie Azirah binti Musa touched on the 'Syariah Penal Code Order, 2013' which highlighted the implementation phase of the order; to whom the order is applicable; introduction of offences and the types of punishments.
The afternoon session of the programme saw participants carrying out a cleaning activity around the Muslim Cemetery Parking Lot, Bukit Menumpang, Jalan Kubah Makam Diraja, Batu Satu, Kampong Tamoi.
The cleaning campaign was conducted as part of the activities of the civic participants in collaboration with the Municipal Department.
Present during the event was Acting Deputy Director of the Information Department Hajah Noorashidah binti Haji Aliomar. Also taking part in the cleaning campaign were officers and staff of the Information Department and Municipal Department.
The objective of the cleaning campaign was to promote and instill care for the environment; build a good relationship with the youth; and improve communication skills through activities. The activity also hoped to develop and enhance a sense of responsibility in maintaining cleanliness and beauty of the environment in the country, especially for future generations.
With such welfare activities, it will encourage the youth to engage in volunteer activities, as well as contribute to the community and to learn more about the traditions and cultures practiced in the country.
The programme is a project implemented through the department's 'Face-To-Face Communication' work strategy in line with the department's vision as one of the leading government agencies in delivering and disseminating official government information and also serves to equip participants with competitiveness, ability to face challenges and seize job opportunities.
The programme is carried out since 1976, focussing not only on graduates overseas, but also graduates from local higher education institutions that are unemployed and interested in becoming entrepreneurs.
The participants began the Civic Village Programme for six days and five nights at the Sungai Kebun Sports Complex Hall and took part in different sessions including briefing and dialogues, group brainstorming, teamwork activities, sports and leisure, religious activities, charity and visits.