Litterbugs issued compound fines

James Kon

The Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department issued compound fines to two individuals and two companies for disposing rubbish in public places in Kiarong, Kiulap and Bandar Seri Begawan between November 25-30.

The offenders were found to have violated Section 12(1) of Minor Offences Act Chapter 30, during routine operations conducted by enforcement officials.

Permanent resident Yen Len Sze and Malaysian national Kong Siang Ping were issued a BND100 compound fine, while Lamee Restaurant was levied a BND500 compound fine and Karfikar Engineering Sdn Bhd a BND200 compound fine.

They will have to settle the fine within seven days, failing which the matter will be forwarded to court. A BND1,000 fine or one-month imprisonment will be levied 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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