‘Operasi Sepadu’

Six Indonesian men were detained in a joint operation, focused on the Pasarneka and Tamu Tutong Complex. The foreign nationals who were employed as domestic helpers and agriculture workers, instead were found to be working as vegetable, fruits and drinks sellers as well as vegetable delivery drivers at the Pasarneka and Tamu Tutong Complex. The Operation involved Enforcement Sections from the Tutong District Office, Immigration and National Registration Department and the Labour Department.

Inspections carried out by the Immigration and National Registration Department found the foreign workers were believed to have been purposely ordered by their respective employees to carry out side-line jobs such as vendors and drivers. Meanwhile, inspections carried out by the Labour Department also found a number of offences under the Employment Order 2009.

Under the Employment Order 2009, Section 112(2), the offence of placing workers not in accordance to the Recruitment and Employing Foreign workers License approval for Domestic Services activities, if found guilty, the individual will be issued a compound fine of $300 for the first offence and $600 for the second offence. Meanwhile for the offence of worker employment not in accordance of the Foreign workers License approval as well as abuse of the position, if found guilty, the company will will be issued a compound fine of six hundred dollars for the first offence and nine hundred dollars for the second offence.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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