Did You Know There Are 45 Types Of Firecrackers That Are Authorised For Sale In Malaysia?

Also, purchasing firecrackers online is an offense under Section 8 of the Explosives Substance Act 1957, and can lead to jail time and/or a fine.

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In a recent statement, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) emphasised the strict regulations surrounding the sale and usage of firecrackers in the country

Since 2018, only a specific list of 45 types of firecrackers has been authorised for sale, aligning with standard operating procedures and festive season protocols, reports The Star.

According to PDRM secretary DCP Alzafny Ahmad, the sale of firecrackers to the public is limited to festive seasons. This includes Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha, Deepavali, Christmas, Gawai, and Kaamatan.

This restriction aims to ensure public safety and prevent disturbances outside designated celebration periods.

Here are some of the most popular authorised firecrackers for general sale:

  • Pop-Pop
  • Happy Boom Glow of Sunset
  • Happy Boom Sunset Bar
  • Happy Boom Glories
  • Happy Boom Flower Silver Cracking Rain (20 shots)

And here are the authorised firecrackers for conditional sales (licensed dealers only):

  • Happy Boom Red Cracker (eight inches)
  • Happy Boom Red Cracker (Cake)
  • Happy Boom Celebration Red Fire Cracker
  • Happy Boom Assorted Celebration Cake Repeater (one inch 49 rounds)
  • Happy Boom Assorted Celebration Cake Repeater (1.5 inch 138 shots)
  • Happy Boom Shoot Cake (one inch 16 shots)
  • Happy Boom Shoot Cake (one inch 36 shots)
  • Happy Boom Rat 50 (50 missile)

DCP Alzafny Ahmad also emphasised the prohibition of online firecracker sales

Purchasing firecrackers online is an offense under Section 8 of the Explosives Substance Act 1957. The penalties for such offenses include imprisonment of up to seven years or a fine of RM10,000, or both.

Moreover, the public has been reminded not to ignite fireworks past midnight to avoid disturbances or danger

Failure to comply may result in prosecution under the Minor Offenses Act 1955 or the Explosives Substance Act 1957, with penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment.
In light of safety concerns, the police advised the community to ignite fireworks only in open areas to minimise the risk of disturbance and ensure the safety of residents. They urged the public to exercise responsibility and adhere to safety precautions when setting off fireworks during celebrations.

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