PDRM reminds everyone to obey the prohibition on playing with firecrackers and fireworks ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations. ― Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 ― Police reminded the public today ahead of Chinese New Year that fireworks and firecrackers were prohibited, except for two types of fireworks.
Only two brands of fireworks are allowed ― “Pop Pop” and “Happy Boom” ― but the sale of these still require a police permit.
“PDRM (Royal Malaysia Police) hopes that everyone will obey the prohibition on playing with firecrackers and fireworks to avoid injury, death, and sparking fires that can destroy property,” PDRM corporate communications chief Datuk Asmawati Ahmad said in a statement.
Those found to possess, sell, buy, or play with prohibited firecrackers or fireworks are guilty of an offence under the Explosives Act 1957, punishable with seven years’ jail, RM10,000 fine, or both.
Playing or burning prohibited firecrackers or fireworks can also be punished under the Minor Offences Act 1955 with not more than one month’s jail, RM100 fine, or both.
Besides that, anyone who manufactures, possesses or imports firecrackers or fireworks without a permit can be prosecuted under the Explosives Act and sentenced to five years’ jail, RM10,000 fine, or both.