Local firm fined for dumping rubbish

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BELAIT

A LOCAL company has been fined $200 for illegally dumping rubbish in the vicinity of Kuala Belait.

The Belait District Office's Enforcement Division yesterday issued the compound fine under Chapter 12 (1) (B) of the Minor Offences Act Paragraph 30, for the storage or dumping of items in a public area without a valid permit.

A fine of $1,000 will be levied for a second offence. A third offence will result in a fine of $3,000 and a prison term not exceeding three months.

The district office's Enforcement Division has issued countless reminders to owners of public and commercial premises to care for and maintain the surrounding areas, dumping rubbish only in allocated areas to avoid pollution.

The Enforcement Division will be conducting periodic patrols and monitoring the areas to prevent repeat occurrences, including allocated dumping areas at business premises and public spaces across the district to stem illegal dumping activities.

The Brunei Times