Three foreigners, 11 companies fined for indiscriminate dumping

Rokiah Mahmud

Compound fines were issued to three foreigners and 11 companies for illegal disposal of waste in public areas and cleanliness issues.

The three foreigners are Gour Kirtania, Saiful Islam and Sarder Sodon; while the companies are Syarikat Rohanico, Syarikat Elkibal, SM Berjaya Sdn Bhd, KF Liew Ah Chai, TNG Landscaping Sdn Bhd, Maksu Electrical Eng Cons, Syarikat Haji Ahmad, Syarikat SPSJ, NCT Sdn Bhd, Tai Ping Glass Company and Rabioul Sdn Bhd.

The parties are required to settle the fines within a given time; failure to do so will result in a further fine not exceeding BND1,000 for the first convicted offence. For a subsequent offence, a fine of not more than BND3, 000 or imprisonment not exceeding three months will be imposed.

According to a press statement, the Licensing and Enforcement Section of the Brunei-Muara District Office issued compound fines to 19 individuals and 136 companies last year, under the Minor Offences Act (Chapter 30).