Bandar Seri Begawan: The Royal Thai Embassy in Brunei Darussalam has debunked a rumour about HIV-tainted canned fruit coming in from Thailand.
The claim, which has gone viral on WhatsApp, reads: "Please do not buy any canned fruits such as rambutans, longan, lychee, puddings and so on from Thailand. More than 200 HIV patients were ordered by their leaders to drip their blood into the canned foods. According to the Thai Government, its Ministry of Health has confirmed this and withdrew canned food. Please share this with family and friends."
The Royal Thai Embassy said it was coordinating with related agencies to ascertain the origin of this rumour.
The embassy views seriously the dissemination of false information and has vowed to bring those responsible to justice.