Muscat: The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) has called on the citizens not to provide any private information or data to anonymous parties.
A statement issued online by NCSI said: "In the recent period, it has been observed that unknown parties have conducted a public opinion poll for the Omani community. The NCSI would like to draw the attention of citizens and residents that it did not assign any other party to carry out public opinion polls or communicate with community members."
"The Center affirms that all parties and individuals who wish to conduct statistical surveys or publish opinion polls or communicate with the public in any way for the purpose of collecting information or data must obtain prior approval from the Centre to avoid legal accountability and to achieve the public interest."
"You can request implementation forms by entering the electronic portal of the centre at www.ncsi.gov.om and follow the steps:
2-Choose a survey or survey request form.
3-Fill in your data and you will be contacted.