Bill posters will be prosecuted

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 August, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 August, 2000, 12:00am
 

I refer to S. A. Buhari's letter ('Curb law-breakers' South China Morning Post, August 1). Any person who posts bills or posters in public places without permission from the authority commits an offence. Under the law, prosecution can also be taken out against the advertiser and beneficiary of the bills or posters. Upon conviction, an offender is liable to a maximum fine of $10,000.


To tackle the problem of unauthorised posting of bills and posters, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has set up dedicated poster-removal teams responsible for patrolling blackspots, taking prosecution actions and removing illegally displayed materials. From January to June this year, we have removed more than 1.1 million unauthorised roadside bills and posters. During the same period, about 250 prosecutions were taken out against bill posters and beneficiaries.


CHARLES WONG


Assistant Director


Food and Environmental


Hygiene Department


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