Cigarette butt tossing drivers caught in the act

James Kon

Two individuals seen throwing cigarette butts from their cars were slapped with compound fines of BND100 each.

They are among 25 individuals and five companies issued with fines totalling BND4,400 by the Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department, during a recent Operasi Bersih in Kumbang Pasang Gadong, Kampong Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan and Kampong Serusop.

Three companies were each fined BND500, for violations under Section 12(1)(c) and Section 12(1)(d) of the Minor Offences Act.

The remaining two companies were levied with BND200 in compound fine for violations under Section 12(1)(a) and Section 12(1)(b) of the Minor Offences Act.

Meanwhile, locals Muhammad Aman bin Haji Abdul Rahim, Nurizzati @Nurizzah binti Haji Rosli, Amirah Diyana binti Noorajiman Yusra, Mohammad Fairuz bin Haji Sulong, Mohammad Ismarudy Muzady bin Haji Ismail, Muhammad Amirul Hadi Yusra bin Noorajiman Yusra, Siti Tuty Amira Farina binti Mohd Azalan, Muhammad Nur Azmi bin Abdul Saini, Muhammad Abdul Azri bin Zaini, Amzi Asreel bin Empat @Adlee, Mohammad Salman bin Sofian, Mohammad Zainul Aiman bin Haji Zakaria, Pengiran Muhammad Alli Thaqif bin Pengiran Haji Shahbudin and permanent resident Jong Kian Fong each received a BND100 compound fine for violating Section 12(1)(a) of Minor Offences Act.

Jasni bin Haji Abdul Mokmin and Lim Hui Jiew from Malaysia; Junaidi and Ribut Hariyono from Indonesia; Samchan Insamit from Thailand; Marco Jay Zabaldica Pesino and Jovert Cuaresma Tuazon from the Philippines; Saril Chakkadath from India; and Al Amin, Sajib Pal and Muhammad Juwel from Bangladesh were also fined BND100 each, for violating Section 12(1)(a) of Minor Offences Act.

The offenders are required to settle their fines within seven days at the Finance Division of the Municipal Department. Failure to do so would result in a further fine of BND1,000, or a month’s imprisonment, for the first convicted offence.

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

The BSB Municipal Department welcomes public information of violations under the Minor Offences Act, and looks forward to working with other law enforcement agencies.

To lodge complaints on littering and illegal dumping, call Darussalam line at 123, or email to [email protected], or send a message via WhatsApp to 8333123.