No fine for leaving used tissue at hawker centre tables: NEA

No fine for leaving used tissue at hawker centre tables: NEA

"We would like to clarify that NEA has not been issuing fines for such acts," says NEA.

SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) has debunked a message circulating online warning people that they could be fined if they leave used tissues in their bowls, plates or cups at coffee shops or hawker centres.

It posted a clarification on its Facebook page on Thursday (Mar 30) as a message made the rounds on social media, saying one person was fined S$200.

“We would like to clarify that NEA has not been issuing fines for such acts,” said NEA.

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However, NEA added that “as an act of graciousness towards cleaners and other patrons”, members of the public should dispose of their rubbish properly after meals.

Source: CNA/ek

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