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    Tutong’s abandoned vehicles identified

    James Kon

    Several abandoned vehicles were identified at the vicinity of Pekan Tutong commercial premise building by the authorities during a joint operation by the Tutong District Office and Tutong Municipal Department yesterday.

    The operation aimed to identify abandoned vehicles to obtain owners’ information from the Land Transport Department.

    The public is advised to maintain cleanliness in public areas and not to abandon unrepaired and unused vehicles.

    Anyone leaving a vehicle or items on any section of the road or open land can face legal action under Chapter 30 of the Miscellaneous Offences Act (Amendment) 2021 where an individual found guilty of the offence can face a fine of at least BND1,000 and no more than BND3,000 for the first offence. The second and subsequent offences can see a fine of at least BND3,000 and not more than BND9,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months or both.

    Corporate bodies found guilty under Chapter 30 of the Miscellaneous Offences Act will face a fine of at least BND2,000 and no more than BND10,000. Second and subsequent offences will see a penalty of no less than BND10,000 and no more than BND30,000, or imprisonment of no more than 12 months, or both.

    An abandoned vehicle being inspected.
    Authorities conducting the operation. PHOTOS: TUTONG DISTRICT OFFICE

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