Following a message that went viral through social media applications including Whatsapp involving allegations of local workers comprising of graduates from the Capacity Building Centre, PPK at Pulau Muara Besar being kept "hidden" during a Working Visit of His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office to the Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Plant at Pulau Muara Besar, the Ministry Of Energy, (Energy and Manpower) and industry has informed that the information is False.

A key part of the planned activities for His Royal Highness' visit to Pulau Muara Besar today includes His Royal Highness' engagement with local workers for luncheon and Zohor prayers. In order to ensure that the local workers were afforded the opportunity to greet His Royal Highness, local workers were first gathered in one of the prayer rooms to ease ushering them to the luncheon venue once the venue was ready and to ensure they did not miss out on the opportunity.

After joining His Royal Highness for the luncheon, the local workers were also invited to join mass Zohor prayers with His Royal Highness at the PPK Surau on Pulau Muara Besar. After the prayers, the PPK graduates further attended a junjung ziarah session with His Royal Highness.

In preparation for His Royal Highness's visit, Hengyi Industries (B) Sdn Bhd conducted a briefing session to inform the local workers of the arrangements prior to the visit.

Meanwhile, the public is advised not to easily believe any unverified information spread through Social Media Applications. The Ministry would also like to remind the public that spreading false and unfounded information to the public is an offence under Section 34 Public Order Act, Chapter 148, which brings about imprisonment of up to 3 years or a fine of BND 3,000.00, if found guilty.

Source: Radio Television Brunei