Open burning ‘a culture’ in Brunei

Open burning ‘a culture’ in Brunei

Green Brunei News, Uncategorized
OPEN burning is so common that it has become “a culture” in Brunei, despite repeated warnings and laws to deter people from burning their garbage. Dk Haryanti Pg Hj Petra, environment officer and head of Belait branch at the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRE), said officers even get threatened when they advise offenders not to practise open burning. Advisories were given to prevent open burning in all four districts, but the bad habit still occurs frequently, she told The Brunei Times. The environmental officer said open burning has already become “part of Brunei’s culture”, and most of the open burning violators were senior citizens. “It is understood that we live in a society where disposing crops and grass by burning is considered normal as our parents and their…
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