If you are planning to play firecrackers for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri, just keep away from the carbide cannons types.
Yes, you could get into serious trouble for firing carbide cannons as they are prohibited under the Malaysian law.
According to a report in Bernama, firing carbide cannons is an offence under Section 8 of the Explosives Act 1957.
This is why the Penang police are currently looking for a group of men who fired carbide cannons at Jalan Permatang Rawa roadside recently, said the report.
The report, quoting Seberang Perai Tengah police chief ACP Shafee Abd Samad, mentioned that the men’s illegal act was captured in a two-minute 20-second video viral video.
Shafee said the act has caused disturbance to the residents in the neighbourhood.
In the video, the men were seen playing with carbide cannons made of carbide guns using PVC pipes in front of a row of shophouses.
What’s shocking was the fact that they fired the cannons towards the busy road.
Netizens who viewed the video lambasted the men for being disrespectful of the fasting month and putting people’s safety at risk.
“We are conducting further investigations and tracking down those involved in the video which went viral on Twitter,” he said in a statement on April 12, as quoted in the report.
He also reminded the public to not play with carbide cannons for the Hari Raya celebration.