Man Fined RM900 For Throwing Two Rubber Bands On A Road In Singapore
On 23 May, a man was was fined SGD300 (RM914) for shooting two rubber bands that landed on a public road in Singapore
After observing the man shoot the rubber bands onto a road, NEA enforcement officers informed him that his action constituted a littering offence
They then issued him an enforcement ticket for the offence under the Environmental Public Health Act (Chapter 95).
Under 'Nature Of Offence', the officer wrote, "You did throw rubber band in a public place".
The man faces a maximum penalty of SGD10,000 (RM30,445) or jail term if the fine is not paid by 8 July.
"We would like to remind the public that littering has environmental consequences," the NEA said in a statement
"Keeping our environment clean by not littering is a gracious and socially responsible thing to do," it read.
The agency told Channel NewsAsia that the offender "was cooperative throughout (the NEA) officers’ engagement with him".
In response to the viral photo, netizens couldn't help but make fun of Singapore's infamously strict littering laws