The Public Prosecution Office in the Sultanate of Oman issued a warning about the increasing frequency of spreading rumors on social media, stressing that it is a “crime that may lead to imprisonment and a fine.”
The Public Prosecution issued a statement about what was monitored on social media platforms of the increasing frequency of offensive writings and sensational rumors and the publication of news that includes attributing criminal acts and attributing them to individuals or institutions.
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The Public Prosecution stressed that “publishing such news with the intent to stir public opinion or for the purpose of spreading rumours, is a crime punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a fine of 3,000 Omani riyals, as publishing on social media is not a method of reporting, and may affect investigation procedures.
School transportation fees are common
A rumor spread on social media in the Sultanate of Oman, which sparked widespread controversy about the imposition of new fees for the use of school transportation.
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Several Omani accounts, including the “Oman Without Rumors” account on Twitter, denied the validity of this information.
A new rumor denied…
There is no truth to what is being circulated about charging fees for the use of school transportation, and the amendment issued relates to the contract concluded between the Ministry of Education and the owner of the means of transportation.
Amman without rumors. pic.twitter.com/6hYgKaU7AO
– Oman Science🧾 (@AolomOman) September 12, 2021
The account said in a tweet to him on Twitter, which was monitored by (Watan): “There is no truth to what is being circulated about the imposition of fees for the use of school transportation, and the amendment issued relates to the contract concluded between the Ministry of Education and the owner of the means of transportation.”
#no_health When circulating about imposing fees on the use of school transportation, and the amendment issued regarding the contract concluded between the Ministry of Education and the owner of the means of transportation pic.twitter.com/HSUq6s8Yja
– Oman without Rumors (@RumorsOman) September 12, 2021
Ministerial decision to amend the provisions of the regulation of school transportation
Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed Al Shaibaniya, Minister of Education in the Sultanate of Oman, had issued Ministerial Resolution No. 190/2021 amending some provisions of the regulation regulating school transportation.
This is based on Royal Decree No. 79/2020 defining the competencies of the Ministry of Education and approving its organizational structure, and Ministerial Resolution No. 34/2018 determining fees for services provided by the Ministry of Education.
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It was also based on the regulation of school transportation issued by Ministerial Resolution No. 58/2020
The ministerial decision stipulated the replacement of Annex No. (1) attached to the aforementioned school transportation regulation, the annex attached to this decision.