Ten get compound fines for improper waste disposal

|     James Kon     |

TEN individuals were slapped a compound fine of BND100 each on Thursday for violating the Minor Offences Act Chapter 30 Section 12 during the Operation Bersih 81/2019 carried out by the Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department.

The offenders comprised five locals and five foreigners who were caught disposing rubbish such as boxes, food waste and cigarettes butts in Bandar Seri Begawan.

They were given seven days to settle the fine and failing to do so will result in an additional fine of BND1,000, or one month imprisonment for first-time offenders.

For repeat offenders, the penalty is a BND3,000 fine or imprisonment of up to three months.

The public is reminded to maintain cleanliness of surroundings. Complaints can be reported through e-Darussalam at 123, email [email protected], or message via WhatsApp to 8333123.

Waste disposed in a public area. – JAMES KON