'Dark' days ahead for litterbugs in Johor

Members of the Johor Anti-Littering Squad are being equipped with special high-definition dark glasses (above) which can record misdeeds of litterbugs. The officers will be monitoring several hot spots, including the JB Sentral and Larkin Sentral bus term
Members of the Johor Anti-Littering Squad (above) are being equipped with special high-definition dark glasses which can record misdeeds of litterbugs. The officers will be monitoring several hot spots, including the JB Sentral and Larkin Sentral bus terminals.PHOTOS: SIN CHEW DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
Members of the Johor Anti-Littering Squad (above) are being equipped with special high-definition dark glasses (top, left) which can record misdeeds of litterbugs. The officers will be monitoring several hot spots, including the JB Sentral and Larkin
Members of the Johor Anti-Littering Squad are being equipped with special high-definition dark glasses (above) which can record misdeeds of litterbugs. The officers will be monitoring several hot spots, including the JB Sentral and Larkin Sentral bus terminals.PHOTOS: SIN CHEW DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

JOHOR BARU • Litterbugs beware.

The Johor Baru City Council is dishing out six special pairs of sunglasses to its officers who will go around the city to nab litterbugs in action.

The high-definition dark glasses are to be worn by the officers who form part of the council's Anti-Littering Squad.

They will start work this month, said Mayor Abdul Rahman Mohamed Dewam, who added that the officers will pose as members of the public. The China-made sunglasses, costing RM1,080 (S$390) each, can record visuals and audio of a person littering.

"They can record up to eight hours of footage at any one time. Six personnel will monitor several identified hot spots," he told reporters on Tuesday.

The littering hot spots include the JB Sentral train terminal, the Larkin Sentral bus terminal and busy Jalan Wong Ah Fook.

An immediate fine of RM20 will be imposed on secondary school students, and RM50 for adults and tourists, he said.

"Those who fail to settle the fine on the spot will be taken to court for further action," Datuk Abdul Rahman said.

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2015, with the headline ''Dark' days ahead for litterbugs in Johor'. Print Edition | Subscribe