14 companies, 14 individuals fined for illegal dumping

James Kon

Fourteen companies and 14 individuals were caught violating the Minor Offences Act Section 12(1) Chapter 30 of disposing rubbish in public places on November 11 and 12 during operations carried out by the personnel of Law Enforcement Unit of Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department and enforcement personnel of Brunei-Muara District Office.

Two companies and 14 individuals were levied with compound fines by the personnel of Law Enforcement Unit of BSB Municipal Department while 12 companies were issued with compound fines by enforcement personnel of Brunei-Muara District Office.

One case was transferred to the Enforcement Division of the Royal Customs and Excise Department for further investigation.

According to the statement release, the companies that violated the Minor Offences Act Section 12(1) Chapter 30 and slapped with compound fines are Syarikat Carserve (BND200), Syarikat Thermaline Enterprise (BND200), Anita Hassan Enterprise (BND500), Najib Supermarket (BND200), Koperasi Tasamul Mukim Lumapas Sdn Bhd (BND200), Osman Ghani Sdn Bhd (BND500), Techno Advance Lab (BND200), Pooman Enterprise (BND500), Ya-Nur Trading Company (BND500), Fairosdin Sdn Bhd (BND200), Priyajaya Sdn Bhd (BND200), Absara Enterprise (BND200), Estay Rosenbaugr (BND200) and Pertama Department Store (BND200).

While the individuals caught and fined BND100 each were Brunei citizens Haji Masli bin Haji Kahar, Mohammad Izzat bin Haji Abdul Manan, Mohammed Adib bin Mohd Noor, Mohd Asmawi Ghani and Md Rabbani @ Md Suhaib bin Ramli; permanent resident Rosyakasimah binti Abdullah; Kamsun, Septian Candra Pratama, Choirul Imam, Muhamad Hizbi, Edyson Riharja from Indonesia; Jessie Manatad Recto from the Philippines; Zuhrenan bin Mokteh from Malaysia; and Jainul Marzuki Zahir Hussain from India.

The offenders need to settle the compound fine within seven days at the third floor of BSB Municipal Department. Upon failure to do so, the case will be brought to the court and would bring a fine of BND1,000, or a month’s imprisonment, 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.

To lodge complaints on illegal dumping or abandoned vehicles, contact E-Darussalam at 123, or email [email protected], or via WhatsApp at +6738333123.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show rubbish in public areas. PHOTOS: BRUNEI-MUARA DISTRICT OFFICE