Company fined for improper dumping

Daniel Lim

Personnel of the Enforcement Division of the Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Board issued a BND200 fine to a local company in Kuala Belait under Section 12 of the Minor Offence Act, Chapter 30. Wilserve Trading Company was found to have indiscriminately disposed used cardboard boxes and scrap paper at a public area in Lorong Bunga Tanjong, Kuala Belait.

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.

The division 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.

Used cardboard boxes and scrap paper dumped at a public area of Lorong Bunga Tanjong, Kuala Belait. PHOTO: Enforcement Division of the Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Board