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Personal Contact Programme as a platform to share current issues



By: Haniza Abdul Latif \ Photo: Mohammad Hatral Hazmi Awang Abdul Hamid
Translated by: Hjh Musmariani Hj Mohammad / Cleared by: Saadiatul Nur Aqilah Hj Jaman
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Monday, August 5. - The practice of co-operation and cleanliness issues are not only handled by the government, but it is a shared responsibility as expressed by His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in conjunction with the Cabinet Minister’s Special Meeting on 21 Jamadilakhir 1439 corresponding of 7 February 2018.
These matters, among which were shared by the Acting Director of Information, Awang Mawardi bin Haji Mohammad during the Personal Contact Programme (Program Sua Muka) Mukim Berakas 'A', held in the residence of Member of the Legislative Council, Yang Berhormat Pengiran Hj Ali bin Pengiran Maon as Acting Penghulu of Mukim Berakas 'A'.
According to the Acting Director of Information, the Minor Offenses Act, Term 30, Chapter 12 does provide for the offense of littering in any public place, which could be fined not more than BND500 and if failed to bepaid within seven days can be taken to court.
He added, if convicted, the first offense could be fined BND1,000, while the second, could be fined BND3,000 and imprisonment of not less than three months.
Also shared was regarding the spreading of false news or information that may cause the public to be afraid and anxious, other than creating a tense and unpleasant atmosphere as well as the distortion of facts, of which such offenses may be committed under section 148 of the Public Order Act Section 34.
Materials of national interests, such as the national flag and the image of the sovereign, were also shared during the programme, in addition to programmes under the Public Relations Unit; the Personal Contact Programme, the Muzakarah Penerangan Programme (Dialogue Session), the Informed Community Programme, and the Mind Our Children Programme.
The Personal Contact Programme also shared the Department of Information's mobile application, 'InfoDeptBN' as well as the procedure for downloading the application through the Google Playstore for Android users and the App Store for iOS users.
Through the mobile application, users can access and obtain information such as the Pelita Brunei e-paper, Publications, Prayer Times, Job Vacancies and more.
The Personal Contact Programme is a platform for obtaining issues, opinions and suggestions that requires attention and action by related government parties and raises current issues including the provision of infrastructure as well as public facilities and public welfare affairs as well as the economy of the villagers.
In addition to providing official information on government policies and missions for all members of the public to understand, support and assimilate effectively with such programmes, at the same time it promotes the development and success of the mukims as well as the villagers, especially the places and products to be introduced to the public, locally and internationally through the Kenali Negara Kitani (KNK) or the the Get to Know our Country feature articles to be published in Pelita Brunei.
Also present were Acting Senior Information Officer, Head of Nationhood and Community Division, Dayang Ruhil Amal Faridah binti Awang Yahya; Head of Public Relations Unit, Awang Muhd. Khairulhadi bin Haji Muhd. Muhtaddir; Acting Heads of Village under the Mukim Berakas 'A'; members of the Mukim and Village Consultative Council (MPMK); and the residents of the area.

Created at 07/08/2019 19:20 by Mohammad Wirman Bin Hj Matussin
Last modified at 07/08/2019 19:20 by Mohammad Wirman Bin Hj Matussin