The Royal Brunei Police Force has denied information that went viral on social media via whatsapp regarding two murderers who are on the loose and that police are looking for them.

In this regard, the Royal Brunei Police Force advises members of the public not to be involved in issuing and spreading unverified and baseless stories. Members of the public are also reminded not to believe and be alarmed in receiving any information or news that have not been validated.

The spreading of unfounded information, especially those that are false and made up by those solely with the intent to confuse is an offence and can be reported under the Public Order Act, Chapter 148, Section 34. 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 and will face a fine of 3 thousand dollars and imprisonment of 3 years.

Source: Radio Television Brunei