Bandar Seri Begawan - It is not only irresponsible but against the law to carry a photo of a minor who is a victim of child abuse in social websites such as Facebook, an official from the Community Development Department (JAPEM) said. "I like to remind the public that carrying photos of a child abuse victim in Facebook is illegal and they could be prosecuted for disrespecting or even causing harm to the child."
JAPEM said it was horrified to see some members of the public had linked the photo of the child abuse victim on a website for all to see.
Under Section 95 (1) of Brunei's laws, no person shall publish or cause to be published any material which (a) reveals the name, address, or school, or (b) includes any particulars which may lead to the identification of any child or young person concerned in any proceedings in any court, either, as being the person by or against, or in respect of whom the proceedings are taken, or as being a witness therein except in so far as may be permitted by the court.
The law states that any person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable upon conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin