His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has warned the abuse of social media, noting that there have been attempts by certain parties to incite the present generation to question and reject the implementation of the Syariah Penal Code Order.
In his 30th National Day titah, the monarch said these parties use new media channels such as websites, blogs and Whatsapp, which Bruneians and foreigners can access.
“All this, no doubt is a challenge, particularly towards our new generation,” the sovereign said in the titah which was broadcast on Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) this evening.
His Majesty called on the present generation to hold a firm stance in line with national policies. “They cannot be influenced by irresponsible elements who wish to see us in disarray internally or fighting among ourselves, as well as disrespecting the leader and government,” he added.
Brunei will enforce the Syariah Penal Code Order in phases, starting this April.
The Brunei Times