The Ministry of Health informs the public about the viral message on social media, namely via WhatsApp and Facebook regarding the application for donations for the purchase of a hearse for Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Hospital, Tutong.
The message is false and the Ministry of Health had never issued any open application for the donation and had never given permission to the parties mentioned in the message to apply for donations on behalf of the Ministry. Members of the public are reminded not to spread the message. The Ministry of Health reminded that it is an offence for the act of disseminating false information. Under the Public Order Act, Chapter 148, Section 34, anyone who either orally or in writing or any other means, disseminates a false report or makes a false statement, causing a disturbance of public order can be imprisoned for three years and a fine of $3,000.