Belait firm fined for public dumping

|     Daniel Lim     |

A LOCAL company in Kuala Belait was issued a compound fine by the Enforcement Division of the Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Board for illegal dumping.

The offending firm, Syarikat Zocky Services, was fined BND200 for disposing a wooden cabinet at the Bumiputera Building in Kuala Belait, a violation of Chapter 30, Section 12 (1) (b) of the Minor Offences Act.

The company was given seven days to settle the fine, failing which it will be prosecuted in court. If convicted, a fine of BND1,000 will be imposed. For subsequent offences, a penalty of a fine of BND3,000 and imprisonment not exceeding three months will be levied.

The Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Board is reminding companies and the public to properly dispose of rubbish at the designated dumping areas and not leave them in public areas.

The public can lodge complaints on incidences of public dumping with the Enforcement Unit of the Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Board via 8896108 or by calling the Darussalam hotline 123.

The improperly disposed wooden cabinet at the Bumiputera Building in Kuala Belait. – JBD