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The police have said that only the sale of Happy Boom fireworks and Pop-Pop firecrackers are allowed in conjunction with Chap Goh Mei next Tuesday (15 February).
As reported by Malay Mail, Bukit Aman criminal investigation department director Abd Jalil Hassan said these two fireworks and firecrackers did not contain explosive chemicals that could endanger safety.
However, the sales of both products still require a permit from the respective district police headquarters (IPD).
The public is still prohibited from possessing, selling, purchasing and setting off banned firecrackers and fireworks in conjunction with any festivals.
If caught, they can be prosecuted under Sections 7 and 8 of the Explosives Act 1957 (Act 207) and face a 7-year prison sentence or fined RM10,000, or both, as reported by Harian Metro.
People who set off banned firecrackers and fireworks could face a month’s jail term or get fined up to RM100, or both, under Section 3 (5) of the Minor Offences Act 1955.
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