Lt Gen Amnuay Nimmano, a deputy Bangkok governor, announced the offer at a media conference yesterday.
He said fines collected by the city would be shared equally with the informant.
Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang had already signed a regulation under the city’s Maintenance of Public Sanitation and Order Act (1992) on the conditions for the sharing of fines collected from offenders.
The regulation covered motorcycles being ridden on pavements, people discarding rubbish in public areas or into canals, hawkers illegally selling their wares on the streets and people who illegally put up advertising signs in public areas.
People who spot offenders can report them to the City Law Enforcement Department’s hotline 02-465-6644, by sending a letter to the department, emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the BMA’s Facebook account, to LINE chat app group http://line.me/R/ti/g/MN4UVW0C2 or at any of the 50 district offices.
Informants must provide evidence of the offence, such as photos, videos, or the vehicle registration number, along with the date, time and location, Lt Gen Amnuay said.
Informants will be entitled to half of the money the offender is fined. Rewards could be collected at local district offices within 60 days of the offence being reported. If they fail to collect it by then, the money will go into the city administration’s coffers.
Under the regulation, offenders face maximum fines of up to B10,000, the deputy governor said.
“I believe good citizens will take a participating role in this law. This is part of City Hall’s clean-up campaign that allows public participation. They will serve as the eyes and ears of the city administration.
“If they spot people breaking the law and report it to the thetsakit (city inspectors) office, they will receive half of the fine imposed at the time. Their personal information will be kept confidential,” Lt Gen Amnuay said.
The offer was effective immediately, he added.
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