Police investigate alleged vandalism at Royal Wharf
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Royal Brunei Police Force is investigating an alleged vandalism at the Royal Wharf in the capital.
State broadcaster Radio Televisten Brunei last night reported that marble pinnacles with names of sponsors were damaged at the Bandar Seri Begawan waterfront.
Fixtures on the railings along the Royal Wharf were also broken, the report added.
When contacted by The Brunei Times, the police spokesperson said they could not confirm whether it was an act of vandalism, as it may be a traffic case.
RTB quoted Pg Junaidi Pg Hj Bakar, head of Project Management at the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department, who said the act of alleged vandalism is regrettable.
“The government has spent money on these facilities to beautify the capital, and (now the) need to spend more money replacing what was damaged,” he was quoted as saying on RTB.
He hoped that further damage can be prevented. The official went on to say the police has taken the initiative to control areas which are vulnerable to vandalism.
In a 2011 report, police called for public cooperation in suspected reporting vandalism activities
The Brunei Times