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In The Courts (2020): Thai man facing theft, mischief charges to be mentally assessed

BY Fadley Faisal

A Thai man is being mentally assessed by the Mental Health Unit as ordered by the Magistrate’s Court last Tuesday.

Mohammad Abdul Hakeem bin Abdullah @ Anurat Leksingto, 51, was indicted with theft of a gas cylinder from a house at Kampong Pekilong Muara at 3am on June 29 and caused damage to a window of a neighbouring house by throwing the gas cylinder at 4am.

Read more: In The Courts (2020): Thai man facing theft, mischief charges to be mentally assessed


COVID-19 Brunei: Brunei enters Phase 3 of de-escalation (as of 01.07.2020)



BY James Kon

Starting July 6, the number of people permitted at mass gatherings will increase from 30 to 50 while places of worship besides mosques and suraus will be allowed to accommodate 80 per cent of the normal capacity and observe physical distancing.

Other requirements are to be maintained, as per the directives and guidelines issued.

Read more: COVID-19 Brunei: Brunei enters Phase 3 of de-escalation (as of 01.07.2020)

COVID-19 Brunei: Safety guideline violators fined (2020)


Photo show officers from the Health Enforcement Unit conducting checks. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI


BY James Kon & Rokiah Mahmud

Three local business establishments have been issued with compound fines for violating COVID-19 preventive measures during Ops Merati 5, the latest in a series of inspections carried out by the Health Enforcement Unit under the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Read more: COVID-19 Brunei: Safety guideline violators fined (2020)

In The Courts (2020): Cheating, property laundering case goes on trial in January

BY Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday fixed the trial to run from January 11-14, 2021 for a Filipina who had claimed trial towards charges of cheating and offences related to it.

The charges against 35-year-old Melanie Tomas Marcos alleges her of having cheated a 35-year-old man in the pretense of having paid for three mobile phones prompting the man to hand over the phones to her at a residential area on Jalan Mumong, Kuala Belait.

Read more: In The Courts (2020): Cheating, property laundering case goes on trial in January


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