Companies, individuals fined for littering

James Kon

Six companies and four individuals who violated Section 12(1), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act were slapped with compound fines Law Enforcement Unit personnel of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department.

The offences included improper disposal of construction waste, wood, flooring, steel, cigarette butts in Kampong Telanai, Jalan Tasek Lama, Kampong Anggerek Desa, Kampong Serusop, Kampong Kiulap and Bandar Seri Begawan.

Three companies each received a BND500 compound fine for violation under Section 12(1)(d), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act) while another was issued a BND200 compound fine for violation under Section 12(1)(b), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act.

Two other companies were each levied with compound fine of BND200 each for violation under Section 12(1)(a), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act.

Locals Philip Tan Lie Huat, Chiew Sze Wern and Sonia Lai were issued with BND100 compound fine each for violating Section 12(1)(a), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act.

Improper disposal of waste. PHOTO: BSB MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT

Mohammad Kamaluddin, Saddam Hosain and Mohammad Omar Faruk from Bangladesh were each slapped with a compound fine of BND100 for violating Section 12(1), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act.

Lim Joo Hoa from Malaysia was issued a BND300 compound fine for violating Section 12(1)(d), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act.

The offenders were given a week to settle the fine. 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 BND3,000 fine and a prison term of up to three months.

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