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Online sale of firecrackers, fireworks prohibited, says minister

Publish date: Sun, 02 Apr 2023, 06:02 PM

PUTRAJAYA: The online sale of firecrackers and fireworks is prohibited, said the Home Ministry.

This is part of the guidelines decided by the ministry in approving the sale of 46 types of Happy Boom and Pop-Pop firecrackers.

Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail yesterday said: "Online sales are not allowed. The ministry and police are monitoring this to ensure that traders who have a permit sell only the types of fireworks that are allowed.

"The sales of (firecrackers and fireworks) should be done only in places that are safe.

"The authorities will continue to implement enforcement in accordance with the Explosives Act 1957."

Saifuddin said the authorities would take action if there were complaints about firecrackers and fireworks sold online.

He said monitoring and enforcement were also done by the Customs Department and local authorities.

"Approvals to import, store and sell firecrackers are given only to 27 companies that comply with police guidelines and conditions.

"The Customs Department will ensure that only companies that have these permits import fireworks and firecrackers.

"Local councils will ensure that only sellers who have a sales permit sell these items."

He said it was the responsibility of the Home Ministry and police to monitor the import and sale of firecrackers and fireworks.

People are advised to comply with the law by buying only from sellers who have a sales permit and ensure that these items pass safety rules.

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