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Press Release: Department of Information
LABI, Saturday, September 1. – Mind Our Children Programme (Program Awasi Anak Kitani) aims to raise parents' awareness on prevention and control of their children from drug abuse and domestic security issues.
In this regard, parents also play an important role in monitoring their children from falling into drug traps that have a negative impact on the future of our children. The programme organised by the Information Branch in Belait District, Nationhood and Community Division in cooperations with Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and was held at the Department of Electrical, Mukim Labi, Belait District.
Present as guest of honour is Member of Legislative Council, Yang Berhormat Awang Hanapi bin Mohd. Siput as Acting Penghulu of Mukim Labi. Also present is the Village Head of Labi II, Awang Haji Metussin bin Matzin. In his welcoming speech, Assistant Information Officer and Head of the Information Brach in Belait Distirct, Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar bin Pengiran Haji Sellahuddin as the Chairman of the programme said that the objective of the Department of Information is to deliver and provide official information on government policies and to enable the people and residents to understand, support and maintain it effectively through presentation of briefings and exhibitions.
According to him, the programme is one of the department's annual activities which are planned to be held in all four districts to provide awareness and understanding to the public through briefings and exhibition sessions especially to parents or guardians and youths in this country about how to overcome and prevent social or drug abuse and unhealthy activities that the NCB has shared. Representative from Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB), Awang Ranil bin Rosli, in his briefing, among others, explaining the disadvantages of drug abuse as a negative social phenomenon among the people of our country is increasingly worrying and needs to be dealt with seriously.
The briefing also shares information on dealing with children who have fallen into this unhealthy activity. Question and answer session was also held following briefing to further improve understanding and participant's interest to know more.
The programme is continued with the NCB exhibition. A total of 35 residents under Mukim Labi were present at the briefing session