In light of the recent messages that went viral of an Instagram account named 'Royal Brunei Armed Forces', reportedly engaging in financial transactions such as seeking donations for charities, the Ministry of Defence would like to clarify certain information as follows:
The Ministry of Defence and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces do not acknowledge the existence and affiliation of the mentioned Instagram account. The Ministry of Defence has only one official Instagram account, @mindefbrunei, which is directly linked to its official webpage, www.mindef.gov.bn. The public is advised to take precautionary measures when engaging or being approached by accounts claiming to represent government bodies or agencies.
As a reminder it is an offence under the Public Order Act, Chapter 148 Section 34 which is any person who, whether orally or in writing or by any means, spreads false reports or makes false statements likely to cause public alarm or despondency shall be guilty of an offence and will be fined $3,000 and 3 years imprisonment.
Source: Radio Television Brunei