An abandoned vehicle being removed during the operation. – LAW ENFORCEMENT UNIT
BY James Kon
TWELVE abandoned vehicles were removed in two differect locations in the latest ‘Bersepadu Bersih 70/2018’ operation led by the Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department under the Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday.
The operation, conducted in the heart of the capital and Menglait, involved personnel from the Land Transport Department (JPD) under the Ministry of Communications, Disposal company of Syarikat M Han Enterprise and car towing company Syarikat Dyg Limah dan Anak2.
Owners of vehicles abandoned in public areas will have their cars removed under Section 84, Chapter 68 of the Road Traffic Act.
Four companies in the Brunei-Muara District were each issued compound fines amounting to BND200 by the Law Enforcement Unit for violation under chapter 30, Section 12 (1) of the minor offences act for indiscriminate dumping of rubbish or waste in public areas.
The companies are Monahana Enterprise, Bengkel Haji Ibrahim bin Hj Tarsat & Haji Abu Bakar bin Hj Ishak dan Bersaudara, Awinco Sdn Bhd and JT Ong Construction
Three individuals and one company were each issued a BND100 compound fine for disposing rubbish in public areas during the operation. They are Teo Kok Liang and Tsen Nyuk Min from Malaysia and a local Muhammad Firdarus bin Haji Ismail. A company Suarila EM EM Sdn Bhd was also slapped with compound fine of BND500. Under Chapter 30, Section 12 (1) of the Minor Offences Act, it is an offence to store or dispose items in public places which carries the penalty of a compound fine that must be settled within seven days.
If the company or individual fails to settle the fine, the matter will be referred to court. For first-time offenders, the penalty is a fine of BND1,000 or a month’s imprisonment. For repeat offenders, the punishment is a BND3,000 fine, or an imprisonment of not more than three months.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin