Op targets foreign-registered vehicles without pass sticker

Azlan Othman

An ‘on-the-move’ operation was conducted at several locations yesterday, in an enforcement of the regulations requiring foreign-registered vehicles to carry pass stickers.

Enforcement officers from the Ministry of Health (MoH), Land Transport Department (JPD), Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD), Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED), Department of Agriculture and Agrifood and Fisheries Department were involved in the operation targetting the Beribi Light Industrial Area, Sumbangsih Mulia Building, Menglait, Kiulap and the Gadong fish market, among others.

Head of Enforcement at JPD Pengiran Khairul Yusra bin Pengiran Haji Md Yusof said the operation aimed to ensure vehicle owners from neighbouring countries comply with the regulations being enforced by the MoH under Chapter 204 of the Infectious Diseases Act.

“This is the first ‘on-the-move’ operation of its kind, following standard operating procedures as stipulated by the MoH to detect foreign-registered vehicles at restaurants and commercial shopping lots,” he said.

Two types of stickers have been introduced – a blue one for residents of a neighbouring country who are working in the Sultanate and not in transit; and a red one for people crossing the land border to Brunei to transport perishable items such vegetables and fish.

Meanwhile, JPD warned that any foreign-registered vehicle travelling through Brunei without a pass sticker is committing an offence under Chapter 204 of the Infectious Diseases Act, punishable by a compound fine of up to BND5,000. Offenders will also face a fine of up to BND10,000 or imprisonment for six months, or both, upon conviction.

The pass stickers can be obtained through the TransportBN mobile application for iOS or Android, or through the JPD website at www.jpd.gov.bn. Contact the RBPF hotline at 993, Darussalam hotline at 123 or WhatsApp 8333123 for complaints. The public may also lodge complaints on www.123.gov.bn by attaching photos of the vehicle involved. More information is available by calling JPD at 2384561 or e-mailing [email protected]

Enforcement officers inspect a foreign registered vehicle. PHOTOS: AZLAN OTHMAN
Head of Enforcement at the Land Transport Department Pengiran Khairul Yusra bin Pengiran Haji Md Yusof speaks to the media.