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January 14th, 2018 | 09:45 AM | 722 views
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) would like to remind members of the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious currency or bank notes to the Royal Brunei Police Force or AMBD.
AMBD made the remainder after found a video with regards to a counterfeit BND100 note that was circulated via social media and text messages. Upon investigation, AMBD has found that the note was paper and does not have the features of a polymer note, specifically a 100 polymer note. AMBD would like to share that all Brunei Darussalam's polymer banknotes have distinctive security features. Details of these security features can be found on AMBD's website.
AMBD would like to remind members of the public that in accordance with section 13 of the Currency Order, 2004, it is an offence for any person to issue any currency notes and coins, or any document or token, which resembles or is likely to pass as legal tender, and shall be liable upon conviction to a fine and imprisonment of maximum 15 years.
It is also against the law to possess forged and counterfeit currency notes and bank notes under the Penal Code Section 22, punishable upon conviction with a fine and imprisonment up to a maximum period of 10 years.
For further enquiries and information, members of the public may contact AMBD at 2388388, email [email protected], download the AMBD App, which can be downloaded from the 'AppStore' and the 'Google Playstore'; or AMBD's website at 'www.ambd.gov.bn'; or by following AMBD on Instagram at @autoriti_monetari.
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