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Street pee-ers in downtown Ho Chi Minh City dealt tougher hand

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 14:26 GMT+7

Those caught publicly urinating in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City will be given a bucket of water to correct their wrongdoings, alongside a fine.

The street pee-ers will now have to wash the wall onto which they have just peed, in addition to being slapped with cash fines, according to District 1’s urban security group.

The security group began patrols across the district to hunt for street pee-ers on March 8, and has since caught 34 men relieving themselves in the wrong place.

Fifteen violators were reprimanded, while the remaining were each fined VND200,000 (roughly US$10), according to officers.

A man cleans the wall after being caught peeing onto it. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The urban security group said they have also filmed people ‘in the act,' so as to have proof prior to handing out the penalties.

The pee-ers have also had their driving license or motorbike papers seized, and can only get the documents back once they clear the cash fine within two days.

Those who refuse to pay the fine after the deadline will have to work with authorities in their residential areas.

Most violators have paid the fines on time, according to officers.

Prior to the March 8 campaign, those caught piddling in the street were reprimanded only rather than punished.

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