Litterbugs slapped with fines

James Kon

Nine litterbugs were each issued BND100 compound fine by the personnel from the Law Enforcement Division of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department for violation under Section 12 (1), Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act for littering in a public space in the heart of the capital on Sunday.

The offenders, among them three locals, are required to settle the fines within seven days, failing which will result in a further BND1,000 fine or one-month 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.

Members of the public are reminded not to indiscriminately dispose rubbish and to maintain the cleanliness of public areas.

To lodge complaints on illegal dumping, contact Darussalam line at 123, email [email protected] or WhatsApp 8333123.

Meanwhile, four abandoned vehicles were removed by personnel from the Law Enforcement Division of BSB Municipal Department, Royal Brunei Police Force and Land Transport Department during a operation in Kasat on Monday.

According to statistics provided by the Law Enforcement Division of BSB Municipal Department, since 2012, 1,641 abandoned vehicles cases under the jurisdiction of BSB Municipal Department have been resolved through mediation with vehicles owners. Meanwhile, since 2017, 183 vehicles have been towed and immobilised.