Company fined for illegal dumping

Daniel Lim

The Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) recently issued a BND500 compound fine to a local company at Kampong Kandul, Belait District under Section 12 (1) of the Minor Offences Act, Chapter 30.

Hiew Hy Construction Sdn Bhd was discovered by JASTRe to have indiscriminately disposed dirty and polluted liquid waste at a public area.

The company was given seven days to settle the fine, failing which the matter will be taken to court. If found guilty, the company will be handed a BND1,000 fine or a month’s imprisonment.

A BND3,000 fine or imprisonment not exceeding three months will be levied for subsequent offences.

JASTRe reminded the public as well as owners of businesses to ensure the cleanliness of the surrounding environment, and to dispose unwanted material at designated dumping sites.

The site of illegal disposal of liquid waste in public area. PHOTO: JASTRE