| Daniel Lim |
THE Enforcement Unit of the Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Board yesterday issued a compound fine of BND100 to an individual for illegal disposal of rubbish in a public area.
Bachchu Coukder was caught in the act of dumping cardboard boxes, wooden planks, and plastic items on the side of the road behind the Bumiputera Building at Jalan Bunga Rampai, Kuala Belait. It was a violation of the Chapter 30 Section 12 (1) (a) of the Minor Offences Act.
Coukder was given a seven-day period to settle the fine. Failure to do so can result in a further fine of BND1,000 for the first offence. For repeat offenders, the penalty is a fine of up to BND3,000 and imprisonment of not more than three months.
To lodge a report on illegal dumping or littering in public areas under the jurisdiction of the Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Board, contact the hotline at 8896108.