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silver_bird
06-01-2006, 01:55 PM
PUTRAJAYA: Revellers who defy the ban on firecrackers during Chinese New Year will not only face action by the police, but Customs officers as well.

This Chinese New Year period, about 2,000 Customs enforcement officers will be on patrol around the country.

Anyone caught letting off fireworks will be fined RM100 on-the-spot. And if the perpetrator is a child, the parents will be liable.

“This is the first year we are holding such an operation,” Customs preventive unit director Mohamed Adnan Ariffin told newsmen yesterday.

Mohamed Adnan said that the mere threat of a fine for letting of firecrackers was no deterrent to revellers who continued to flout the law. As such, the approach this time is to go to the ground and catch them in the act.

Firecrackers are on the schedule of prohibited items under the Customs Act. The only permissible items are “pop-pop” firecrackers and sparklers.

Between June and October last year, Customs seized 120 tonnes of firecrackers worth RM5mil.

On another matter, Mohamed Adnan said Customs seized 942gm of pure syabu crystals worth some RM350,000 from a Malaysian who arrived on a flight from Macau yesterday morning at KLIA.

“We noticed the man behaving suspiciously in the arrival hall at 12.10am and decided to search him.

“We found the syabu wrapped in green tea bags with aluminium foil in a hidden compartment of his baggage,” he said.

The man in his early 30s, suspected to be a pimp, had visited Macau frequently, said Mohamed Adnan, adding that Macau was a popular transit point for syndicates smuggling drugs out of China.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/1/6/nation/13037434&sec=nation

pcyeoh
06-01-2006, 02:10 PM
Say only lah. Just do it. I would love to see Star front page headline screaming "187 people fined on the spot for crackers' offence" But I can predict that we will get to read "Three were fined RM 50.00 while 37 let off with a warning." and that will appear on page 22. Wait and see.

tan_r
06-01-2006, 02:49 PM
Just dun get caught. If you do, dun squat. The fire cracker might pop out and KABOOM!

BTK
06-01-2006, 03:15 PM
Every police & customs officers will want to take on this special task, even if its 24 hours/7 days task. Chinese New Year is all about Ang-Pows. Let the Ang-Pows do the explaning/talking.

This will only encourage corruption even more. The gomen will have to think of other ways to handle this fire-crackers thing.

lord
06-01-2006, 03:50 PM
Just dun get caught. If you do, dun squat. The fire cracker might pop out and KABOOM!


Ha ha ah.. Good one Raymond. Can you imagine, after you squat they light the wrong 'sumbu'!!

orchipalar
06-01-2006, 04:21 PM
PUTRAJAYA: Revellers who defy the ban on firecrackers during Chinese New Year will not only face action by the police, but Customs officers as well.

This Chinese New Year period, about 2,000 Customs enforcement officers will be on patrol around the country.

Anyone caught letting off fireworks will be fined RM100 on-the-spot. And if the perpetrator is a child, the parents will be liable.

“This is the first year we are holding such an operation,” Customs preventive unit director Mohamed Adnan Ariffin told newsmen yesterday.

The man in his early 30s, suspected to be a pimp, had visited Macau frequently, said Mohamed Adnan, adding that Macau was a popular transit point for syndicates smuggling drugs out of China.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/1/6/nation/13037434&sec=nation

Err...Orchi has heard fire-crackers being let off during much of the other festivals as well...why only initiate a crackdown...during CNY...?

2000 custom officers and god knows how many thousands more of police personnel would rather be better off...to start cracking down on those freaking drug pushers n hardcore addicts...

During the last Ramadhan n deepavali...plenty of kids got their limbs blasted off by firecrackers...err...why no crackdown then?...they would have prevented plenty of those mishaps then too... :rolleyes:

JackRyan1975
06-01-2006, 04:56 PM
Err...Orchi has heard fire-crackers being let off during much of the other festivals as well...why only initiate a crackdown...during CNY...?

2000 custom officers and god knows how many thousands more of police personnel would rather be better off...to start cracking down on those freaking drug pushers n hardcore addicts...

During the last Ramadhan n deepavali...plenty of kids got their limbs blasted off by firecrackers...err...why no crackdown then?...they would have prevented plenty of those mishaps then too... :rolleyes:

Exactly my sentiment. The most recent one being midnite of new year's eve where I could hear firecrackers/fireworks lit from various locations. One main one was at a function sanctioned by MPPJ at the SS2 padang. Not to mention the crackles I hear during Raya and Diwali. Why the double standards. :mad:

saml
06-01-2006, 05:10 PM
I really would like to see them do that. They talk with their brains between their legs.What section of the law do they think they can do that? If I don't pay what will they do? Haul my children to the lockup and ask them to do naked squats??. It is not that I will ever allow my children to play with fireworks but they way those asses bark, they think that they can do anything they want just because they wear a farking uniform and we should all be peeing in our pants just because they came up with some half witted comments.

orchipalar
06-01-2006, 05:36 PM
Err...Orchi sincerely hopes that this latest ruling would NOT encourage corrupt practices instead...ahem...if they wanna collect fines on the spot...just make freaking sure that they issue valid receipts(err...can claim tax rebate ar?):mad:

Ahem...should little Orchis be caught by any of them...it would NOT surprise Orchi...IF the little one would tell the officers...."Err...sorry lah uncle...wei wei tak ada bapak punya...wei wei anak rajah mah..." :eek: