Opening Of the 11th China-ASEAN Prosecutors-General Conference

Human creativity, today, has been exploited to distort truth and create false stories with the aim to deliberately misinform the public for various interests and purposes. The biggest challenge is to guarantee the credibility and reliability of the sources of information. Without doubt, fake news is a threat not only to the government, but also to society's trust in each other.

Hence, there is need for education at all levels on the responsible use of digital technology; the collective ASEAN way to engage media providers and enhance data security. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud stressed that, such misinformation requires swift response in order to avert public confusion and social disharmony that may harm a country's socio-political stability. Speaking at the opening of the 11th China-ASEAN Prosecutors-General Conference (CAPGC), yesterday morning, the Minister at the Prime Minister's Office also touched on a number of initiatives to tackle cybercrime.

Meanwhile, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abdul Majid, the Attorney General as the Chairman of the Conference, in his opening remarks shared some of the Attorney General Chamber (AGC) Brunei Darussalam's initiatives in addressing cybercrime. According to Yang Berhormat, the Prosecution Unit is very much involved in ensuring that perpetrators are brought to justice.

The conference focused on the sharing of best practices to address the challenges emerging from the prevalence of cybercrime. Also in attendance was Datin Seri Paduka Dayang Hajah Elinda binti Haji C.A. Mohammad, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office. Themed "Enhancing Capabilities and Cooperation in Addressing Cybercrime", the two day conference was held at the Rizqun International Hotel, Gadong.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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