Weights and Measures Unit (SDT), Industry and Business Ecosystem Division under Ministry of Finance and Economy recently conducted spot check visits to the festive stalls in conjunction with His Majesty’s Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam’s 76th birthday celebration.
The operation was part of the ongoing initiative to protect consumers and to further encourage local businesses to be transparent in conducting their business activities.
During the operation, SDT also conducted checks on the weighing machines that are used for business purposes and to ensure that it is in accordance with the Weights and Measures Act, 1983 Chapter 151 and the stipulated guidelines under the Act.
During the inspection visits, SDT found 15 units of weighing machines that failed to comply with the Weights and Measures Act, 1983 Chapter 151.
The owners of the equipment have been issued with a notice and are required to register the said equipment used for trade within three working days at the nearest Weights and Measures Unit office.
As stipulated in the Weights and Measures (Verification) Regulations, 1994 under section 3(2); Every person who uses or has in his possession for use for trade any weight, measure or instrument for weighing not stamped as required by this regulation shall be guilty of an offence.
The penalty for such offence is a fine of $1,000 or imprisonment for three (3) months or both and the instrument for weighing shall be liable to be forfeited and any contract, bargain, sale or dealing made by such weight, measure or instrument for Weighing shall be void.
For any enquiries, the public may contact the Weights and Measures Unit, MOFE via email: email@example.com.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN