Foreigner fined for spilling foul-smelling liquid

Rokiah Mahmud

Officer of the Enforcement Section of the Belait District Office issued a BND300 compound fine to a foreigner for deliberately pouring a foul-smelling liquid that affected the surrounding area.

The act was a violation of Section 12 (1) (c) Minor Offences Act Chapter 30. He has been given a week to settle the fine, failing which the matter will be forwarded to the Court. If found guilty, a BND1,000 fine will be imposed, while subsequent offences will incur a BND3,000 fine and imprisonment of not more than three months. The Enforcement Section of the Belait District Office reminded the public and premises’ owners to ensure the cleanliness of their environment and to dispose rubbish in designated areas.