Brunei-Muara District Office: Three cases of indiscriminate dumping so far this year
| Achong Tanjong |
THE Brunei-Muara District Office through its Enforcement Unit will continue to take stern action against individuals and companies that violate rules under the Minor Offence Act Section12 (1),(d), or in this case more specifically, the indiscriminate dumping of rubbish in public places.
According to statistics from 2012, the department issued 12 compound fines, with another four compound cases having been issued so far this year.
The department wishes to remind the public and owners of business premises to always respect public cleanliness and hygiene at both their premises and other locales. By not disposing of rubbish properly these irresponsible companies place the health of others at risk by creating a platform for illness to develop and spread.
Those found violating the Minor Offence Act, Chapter 30, will be subject to a compound fine not exceeding $500, with further legal action to be taken should the fine not be settled. Additional legal action includes being brought to court and if found guilty can be subject to a fine of $1,000 for the first offence as well as $3,000 and imprisonment not exceeding three months for subsequent offences.
Recently, the department issued a $500 compound fine to the owner of a car workshop located at the Junjongan area. The company has settled the fine.