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Corpun file 13327, Bandar Seri Begawan, 6 May 2004

Anti-drug talk at Dato Basir Primary School

By James Kon

An officer from the Prison Department demonstrating caning on a dummy.

Students at the talk.

Dato Basir Primary School yesterday held an anti-drug talk for its students, from Primary Four to Primary Six, at its premises in Kg Perpindahan, Lambak Kanan.

Representatives from the Narcotic Control Bureau, Royal Brunei Police Force, Ministry of Health (Health Promotion and Education units), Attorney General's Chamber, Prison Department and Ministry of Education (Guidance and Career Counselling units) were on hand to send anti-drug messages to the students.

The speakers covered various topics including effects of drug use and punishments faced by drug users in the country.

The talk, which ended with a demonstration of caning done at the Prison Department, was aimed at informing students on the problems surrounding drug abuse.

The talk ended with a ceremony where principal Cikgu Haji Zulkipli bin Haji Ladis presented souvenirs to all officers from the government agencies as tokens of appreciation for their participation.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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Corpun file 13348

Borneo Bulletin, Bandar Seri Begawan, 12 May 2004

Anti-drug talk at Sekolah Rendah Pulaie

By Dk Suria Rina PHA

A representative from the Prison Department demonstrates the caning technique on stage.

Representatives from governmental departments namely Counselling & Career Guidance Unit of the Ministry of Education, Narcotics Control Bureau, Royal Brunei Police Force, the Ministry of Health, the Attorney General's Chambers and the Prison Department held a talk on drug abuse.

The talk held at Sekolah Rendah Pulaie was part of the government's effort to curb the negative activities of the youth that could destruct [sic] their future. The aim of the anti-drug campaign was to create awareness on the risk and effects of drug abuse.

The highlight of the talk was a demonstration by the Prison Department on caning (the dummy) on stage. It's an offence to smuggle drugs into the country as well as distributing it in the country".

According to the Prison Department, the "death penalty" will be imposed on people found guilty of trafficking or selling drugs namely 'Methylenedioxy Methamphetamine' (MDMA/Ecstasy) exceeding 15 grammes, Morfin exceeding 15 grammes, Cocaine exceeding 30 grammes, Ganja exceeding 500 grammes, Diamorphine (Heroin) exceeding 15 grammes, Syabu exceeding 50 grammes, Damar Ganja exceeding 200 grammes and Candu exceeding 1200 grammes.

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Corpun file 13490, Bandar Seri Begawan, 30 May 2004

Caning To Be Enforced In Two Weeks Time

By Lyna Mohamad

Bandar Seri Begawan - The Immigration and National Registration Department yesterday reminded overstaying foreigners to surrender before the amended Immigration Act takes effect on June 12, 2004, which is less than 14 days to go.

Senior Chief Immigration Officer Tuan Jumat Hj Burut of the Enforcement Section in a press statement yesterday advised foreigners who have stayed illegally in the sultanate after the expiry of more than 90 days of their immigration passes, to come to the Enforcement Section during office hours before the new amendment is enforced.

The new amendment enforces whipping penalties of not less than three strokes of the cane to immigration offenders, Illegal Immigrants and foreigners who have overstayed more than 90 days after the immigration passes expire; any individual who abets any person to enter or leave Brunei in contravention of the provisions of this act or of the regulations; or engages in the business or trade of conveying to Brunei Darussalam any immigration offenders.

SCIO Tuan Jumat said any immigration offenders violating the immigration act caught and prosecuted in court on and after the dateline will be liable to the not less than three strokes of the cane and imprisonment term of not less than three months.

An imprisonment term of not less than three months has been imposed by the court to the immigration offenders charged for entering the country illegally as well as overstayers of more than 90 days after the expiry of their passes, he said.

 -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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