Five fined for dumping rubbish in public area

|      James Kon      |

FIVE individuals who were nabbed throwing rubbish and cigarette butts in public areas were slapped with compound fines by the Law Enforcement Unit of Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department during the Operasi Bersih 91/2019.

Dumping rubbish in public areas is a violation under the Minor Offences Act Chapter 30 Section 12 (1).

The offenders nabbed in Bandar Seri Begawan were Wan Muhammad Awalu Khairul Hafizzan bin Wan Khalid and Nurul Afizah binti Haji Seruji @ Serudi, both locals.

The others are Xia Zhongri from China and Alvian Jules and Carl Joshua Tumamao from the Philippines.

The offenders were given seven days to settle their fines. 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.

To lodge complaints on illegal dumping or abandoned vehicles, contact E-Darussalam at 123, or email Info@123.gov.bn, or via WhatsApp at +6738333123.