Merchants can only sell them within a 30-day period.
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For this Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has allowed 36 types of fireworks for sale, provided that traders must comply with all rules set by PDRM.
Berita Harian quoted Bukit Aman Deputy Director of Management (Administration), Datuk Mat Kasim Karim who said that said policy approval had been given by the Home Ministry (KDN) to import, store and trade fireworks for general sale in conjunction with the festive season in the country.
However, he said, the ban on playing firecrackers and fireworks decided by the government in 1995 is still in effect until now and these items are still subject to the Explosives Act 1957 (Act 207).
If there is a violation of the conditions, action can be taken in accordance with Section 8 of Act 207 and can be jailed for 7 years or a fine of RM10,000 or both.
What you can and cannot buy
Based on reports from Bernama, some of the fireworks allowed to be sold during the festive season includes:
- Happy Boom Dush 20
- Happy Boom Glow of Sunset
- Happy Boom Flower Silver Cracking Rain
- Happy Boom Thunder Clap (Rockets)
Mat Kassim said the Home Ministry had approved these types of fireworks for import, store and trading in the country.
However, there are nine types of ‘Happy Boom’ fireworks which are NOT allowed, including:
- Happy Boom Red Cracker
- Happy Boom Assorted Celebration Cake Repeat
- Happy Boom Shoot Cake
- Happy Boom Tikus 50
Traders will need to be certified to sell
The police said that the sales period for these fireworks are limited to only 30 days – 15 days before and 15 days after the festive season.
Sales outside supermarket buildings such as wholesellers, hypermarkets or shopping malls are allowed provided they have a safe storage area and are certified by the PDRM Armament Division.
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