Five foreigners fined for littering

James Kon

FIVE foreigners were issued a BND100 compound fine each by the Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department, for violating the Minor Offences Act Section 12 (1) Chapter 30 after they were caught disposing rubbish in public areas of commercial buildings in Bandar Seri Begawan and Gadong yesterday.

The offenders are Abul Matubber, Md Mamun Madbor, Mohammad Kalam and Akthar from Bangladesh, and Sonri Maginzun from Malaysia They were given seven days to settle the fine, failing which the matter will be forwarded to the courts. A BND1,000 fine or a month’s imprisonment will be issued for the first convicted offence. For subsequent offences, the penalty is a fine of BND3,000 and a prison term of up to three months.

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