24 individuals, company fined for littering public areas

James Kon

Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department personnel fined 24 individuals BND100 each for violation of Section 12(1)(a), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act during the recent operation ‘Bersih’ targetting Bandar Seri Begawan and Gadong commercial areas.

The violations were throwing rubbish and cigarette butts in public areas.

The offenders are locals Md Abdul Syafiq bin Md Sabri, Ahmad Khairuzzaad bin Haji Sulaiman, Fuad Onn Omar, Muhammad Izharuddin bin Haji Junaidi, Md Faiq Syafiee bin DP Md Hamid, Haji Yahya bin Haji Ibrahim, Hasnan bin Haji Judin, AG Hamjah bin Othman @ Amjah anak Banggai, Roslan bin Yusof, We Ong Ting and Abdul Qawi Waqiuddin bin Mat Salleh.

Meanwhile, foreign violators were Muhd Sharil Shafiee and Mohamed Hisamuddin bin Md Sufri from Malaysia; Prayitno, Kosim, Mohamed Rafiq Jalaludeen, Poniman TJHI and Jemi Tusti Santosa from Indonesia; Uzzal Md Karkon and Shikh Mohammad Rabbi from Bangladesh; Rodel Solon Bvstillos and Ronaldo S Velaz from the Philippines; and Mohamed Rameesh Mohamed Jameel from India.

During a routine patrol by Law Enforcement Unit of the BSB Municipal Department personnel, a local company and two individuals were issued with compound fines for violating Section 12(1)(a), (d) and (e), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act for piling up construction waste, used water bottles, wood, styrofoam and cut trees in public areas around the vicinity of Kampong Madewa and Kampong Menglait.

The company was fined BND500 for violating Section 12(1)(e), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act while Monir Hossain from Bangladesh was fined BND300 for violating Section 12(1)(d), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act and Supriadi from Indonesia was fined BND100 for violating Section 12(1)(a), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act.

The offenders must settle their fines within seven days at the Finance Division, 3rd floor of the BSB Municipal Department. Failure to do so will result in an additional BND1,000 fine or one month’s imprisonment for the first convicted offence.

For subsequent offences, the penalty is a BND3,000 fine and a prison term of up to
three months.