13 litterbugs fined in Berakas

Fadley Faisal

Thirteen individuals were ordered to settle BND100 compound fines for littering in public areas at Kampong Jaya Setia in Berakas.

Enforcement Unit personnel from the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department issued the fines violating Chapter 30 Section 12 (1) of the Minor Offences Act for disposing rubbish in public areas.

Bangladeshi nationals Irfanullah Abdul Kaboor and Md Mintu Bepari, Singaporean Rusmin bin Zaidi and locals Khairul Azmi bin Mat Jair, Pengiran Md Seri Badruzzaman bin Pengiran Haji Emran, Md Hisyamuddin bin Mahmud, Md Arif Ikhwan bin Haji Kamaluddin, Md Nur Asmanshah bin Abdullah, Md Ikhamuddin bin Latif, Md Khairul Nizam bin Shahrin Tempatan, Eleazar Relex, Md Hazmi bin Md Yassin, Fatin Nadhirah binti Haji Adbullah were given a week to settle the fines at the BSB Municipal Department or face prosecution.

If convicted, offenders face additional fines of BND1,000 or a month imprisonment for the first offence. Subsequent offences carry a BND3,000 fine and three-month imprisonment.

The Municipal Department reminded the public not to litter in public areas and help maintain cleanliness.

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