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Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.

Brunei Miscellaneous Offences Act

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Reviewed under framework: No - insufficient evidence
Key findings: Insufficient evidence to review

The amendment (implemented in 2021) is on provisions under the Miscellaneous Offences Act, formerly known as the Minor Offences Act, and the increase in fines and imprisonment term for individuals brought to court and found guilty of offences under Section 12 (1) of the Minor Offences Act (Chapter 30), of littering in public spaces (Azahari, 2022). Under the amended act, individuals who commit an offence under the section, upon conviction, will be liable to a fine, and a jail sentence not exceeding six months or both (Azahari, 2022). The administration of the Act falls under the Minister of Home Affairs. There was insufficient evidence available to assess the policy, but reports suggest that enforcement is effective despite the lack of compliance from the public and private sector (Azahari, 2022; Brunei News Gazette, 2022; The Star Online, 2022a;The Star Online, 2022b).

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