Alan and Susan have recently visited their relatives back in their hometown during the long holidays. To their surprise, they were informed by the villagers that Malaysia has lifted the restriction on the fireworks for people to celebrate the festival seasons. Is it true?


Letting out fireworks without any licence is still an offence in Malaysia!
Section 3(5) of the Minor Offences Act 1955 has stated that any person who lets off any firework, except in accordance with the terms of an order or a licence issued under this section, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to both.

Furthermore, under section 135 of the Customs Act 1967, anyone found guilty of possessing illegal fireworks or firecrackers can be fined between 10 and 20 times of the value of the contraband, or jailed not more than five years, or both.

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