Company, foreigner fined for illegal dumping

James Kon

A local company and a foreign national were each slapped with a compound fine by the Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department recently for violating Section 12(1), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act for leaving waste at public parking areas in Serusop.

Boeffi International (B) Sdn Bhd was issued with a compound fine of BND200 while Indonesian Then Phin Siang was fined BND100. The offenders have a week to settle their fines or face BND1,000 in fine or a month’s imprisonment for the first offence. Subsequent offences will see the fine increase to BND3,000 and a jail term of up to three months.

Business establishments as well as members of the public are reminded to not dispose rubbish in public areas.

To lodge complaints on illegal dumping, contact e-Darussalam line at 123, or email to [email protected] or whatsapp at 8333123.

Commercial waste dumped at a parking area in Serusop. PHOTO: BSB MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT