Members of the public are advised not to be misled by viral material on the Whatsapp application showing Brunei Darussalam is number 10 on the current list of medal winning countries in the 2018 Asian Games taking place in Palembang and Jakarta, Indonesia.
The said list shows Brunei Darussalam as having won 12 gold medals as well as 6 silver and 7 bronze medals. This could have been caused by the use of the participating country’s code where BRN refers to Bahrain which was misinterpreted as Brunei Darussalam of which the country Code is BRU. The public is again reminded not to easily believe false news spread by irresponsible individuals or parties and that they should refer to official sources to gain the true and valid information.
Source:: Radio Television Brunei