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The Government is reviewing penalties against litterbugs, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the launch of the annual Clean and Green Campaign.
Lee pointed out that while most Singaporeans take pride in their environment and do not litter, there are a minority who litter, dirty tables at hawker centres and even abuse enforcement officers. “We must not condone such bad behaviour, or let it spread,” he said.
Details of the review were not available. For now, those caught littering now would still face a composition fine of up to S$300 (RM762).
At the campaign launch at Serangoon Central, Lee also said that Singapore’s green plan – the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint – is being updated with new programmes such as building environmentally-friendly hawker centres and reducing carbon emission.
Lee also presented awards to two community development councils and five constituencies for their “go green” efforts and appointed six gardening ambassadors. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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