Following information which went viral on social media through Whatsapp regarding a new technique used by robbers on the streets, the Royal Brunei Police Force has denied ever issuing such statement to the public.

In this regard, the Royal Brunei Police Force reminds the public not to be involved in issuing or spreading unverified and unfounded information, and not to easily believe and be alarmed about suspicious and unverified information. The offence is punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment or a fine of 3 thousand dollars under Section 34 of the Public Order Act, Chapter 148. They are also punishable under Chapter 24 of the Sedition Act, Section 4 (1) which carries an imprisonment sentence of up to 2 years and a fine of 5 thousand dollars for the first offence, and a 3-year imprisonment sentence and a fine for the subsequent offences.

Source: Radio Television Brunei