Foreigners fined for littering

James Kon

Eight foreigners were each slapped with a BND100 compound fine by personnel of the Law Enforcement Unit of BSB Municipal Department in violation of Minor Offences Act Section 12(1)(a) and (1)(b) Chapter 30 of disposing rubbish and cigarette butts in Gadong, Menglait and Kiulap.

The offenders are Sulthan and Mustofa from India, Yap Chee Kheong from Malaysia, Adel Ha-War from Thailand, Amata Eben-Ezer Aranda from the Philippines, Md Shohail Md Ibrahim from Bangladesh and Purwonto and Ridnan from Indonesia.

The public and business premises are reminded not to dispose rubbish in public areas and to respect the law of the country.

The offenders need to settle compound fine within seven days at third floor of BSB Municipal Department.

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 the Darussalam line at 123, or email [email protected], or WhatsApp 8333123.