2 hundred 81 compound fines have been issued throughout last year, according to the Law Enforcement Section, Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department, for offences under the Minor Offences Act Chapter 30.
For the amount. 2 hundred 29 individuals and 52 companies were issued compound fines for offences under the act.
From the 2 hundred 29 individuals imposed with the compound fines, 31 were locals and one hundred 98 were foreign nationals. The Minor Offences Act Chapter 30 Paragraph 12 bracket One states that the offence of throwing rubbish in public areas can be issued with a compound fine of not more than Five Hundred dollars. Failure to pay the fine will result in the case being brought before the court. If found guilty, the court can impose a fine of one thousand dollars for the first offence while for the second and subsequent offences, will be imposed a three thousand dollar fine and imprisonment of not more than three months.