Companies, individual fined for minor offences

Azlan Othman

A total of 13 companies were fined for obstructing public walkways, which is an offence under Section 12 (1) A & B, Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act in Pekan Muara and Kampong Sungai Buloh.

Two companies were fined BND500 for the minor offence as well as for illegal disposal of waste and open burning, while the rest BND200.

Meanwhile, Abul Kalam Ali Hasan was fined BND100 for throwing garbage in the drain.

The violators are given seven working days to settle their fines and failure to do result in court appearance under Section 12(1), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act. If convicted, they will receive a fine not exceeding BND1,000 for the first offence and BND3,000 for the next offence and imprisonment not exceeding three months.

Contact the Licensing and Enforcement Division, Brunei-Muara District Office at 2381581 for any complaints.

A store found placing goods on a walkway. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN