229 litterbugs in hot water

James Kon

The Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department issued compound fines to 229 individuals and 52 companies for violations under the Minor Offences Act in 2019.

The figures also showed that 198 foreigners and 31 locals were fined for public littering.

Syarikat Perusahaan Asri was the first company caught violating Section 12 (1) (A) of the Minor Offences Act this year.

The company was issued with a BND200 fine for dumping construction waste in a public area.

The public and business owners are reminded to refrain from dumping waste in public spaces.

Offenders are required to settle compound fines within a week, on the third floor of the BSB Municipal Department.

Failure to do so will lead to a further 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.

Contact Darussalam line at 123, or email [email protected], or via WhatsApp at 8333123 to lodge complaints on illegal dumping or abandoned vehicles.