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Public space infringers fined in Macao
Updated: 2005-08-23 19:18

A total of 788 public space infringers have been fined in Macao since July 25 this year, according to an official statement issued here on Tuesday.

The statement released by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau(IACM) said since July 25 when a stricter regulation was implemented, the IACM inspectors have collected a fine totaling 66,700 patacas (8,338 US dollars).

The statement said the 788 fines comprised 452 cases of dripping air conditioners, 18 of spitting, 145 of littering, 109 of illegal occupation of public areas by eateries and shops, nine of dogs fouling public spaces and 55 of other sorts.

Under the tightened rules imposed in July, anyone, resident or visitor, found littering, spitting, defacing public property or letting their dogs foul public spaces face a penalty between 600 and 10,000 patacas (75 and 1,250 US dollars).

Over 6,000 public space violators were fined last year in the region with a population of nearly 470,000, according to the IACM statement.

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