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Rumors … the pick that destroys nations

17/04/2017

Consumer Protection Al Batinah North recently organized an awareness lecture under the theme “Rumors … the pick that destroys nations” for all its employees, with the aim of providing direction and guidance to its employees o the significance of verifying the information they receive.

 


The lecture was presented by Dr. Ali Abdullah Al Kalbani, former member of the State Council, and he discussed several topics including an introduction to rumor and is various types like wishing rumors, fear rumors and other types like swift, crawling, honest and destructive, etc. and the motives and goals of the tumor and its features and ways of dissemination between the people, in addition to the internal and external sources of rumors.
Dr. Al Kalbani discussed the media of spreading rumors, and the people talking, biographies, caricatures, social media, publications, books, jokes, etc.
Dr. Al Kalbani also discussed the elements assisting in spreading rumors and how to deal with the rumor recipients, in addition to its security dimensions, and the risk of rumors to national security like strikes, riots, confusing the public opinion and diminishing trust in the government.
‏The programme comes within the internal awareness activities organized by the Consumer Protection in Al Batinah North

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CONSUMER LINE

 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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