Car workshop owners fined for operating illegal business

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THE four proprietors of a car workshop in Kg Madang were each imposed a $1,200 fine after they pleaded guilty to illegally operating the business.

The court document stated that on May 22, 2010, the Municipal Department conducted a raid at Kg Madang, and discovered that the premises were occupied by the defendants, Chang Piau Ngee, Pg Seruji Pg Hj Damit, Chang Lih Fook and Chang Leek Yew, who were trading as Yew Lit Motor Services.

During the inspection, the municipal officers found that the business was conducted without a licence issued under the Miscellaneous Licences Act, Chapter 127.

The Kg Madang workshop repairs motor vehicles, welding, auto painting, general engine and car services.

On the day of the raid, the defendants were conducting the car workshop business there. Workers were also found repairing the vehicles on the spot.

The municipal officers wrote three warning letters to the defendants, trading as Yew Lit Motor Services, informing them of the violation dated June 1, 2010, October 2, 2010 and December 18, 2010 respectively under the Miscellaneous Licences Act.

When called in for questioning, one of the directors, Chang Nyuk Ping, admitted on May 26, 2010 that Yew Lit Motor Services did not have a valid licence to operate the business and still ran the workshop despite being warned three times.

During the proceedings yesterday, Senior Magistrate Muhammed Faisal PDJLD DSP Hj Kefli sentenced each the defendants to $1,200 in default of two months in jail.

The court further ordered the defendants to settle the fines within three months.

The Brunei Times