30 Jun '17, 9am

Woman who threw out used sanitary pads from her home fined S$1,600

SINGAPORE: A 28-year-old woman was fined S$1,600 and sentenced to three hours of Corrective Work Order for throwing used sanitary pads out of her home in Toa Payoh. The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a statement on Friday (Jun 30) that it received feedback 10 times about high-rise littering at Block 111 Lorong 1, Toa Payoh between January and September 2016. Despite repeated rounds of educational outreach conducted by the Town Council and grassroots organisations, as well as stake-outs by NEA officers, the high-rise littering problem persisted, a spokesman said. NEA subsequently deployed a surveillance camera between Sept 29 and Oct 4 last year, which revealed three acts of high-rise littering from the offender’s unit. "On all three days, the offender was observed to have opened her window before a used sanitary pad was thrown out of the window. The window would...

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