RBPF warns against firecracker, fireworks

James Kon

The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) reminded the public that it is against the law to own, sell, buy or use firecracker or fireworks in the country.

According to Regulation 15 of the Arms and Explosive Act of Chapter 58, it is an offence to import, make, sell or possess any fireworks and firecrackers or anything that contain explosive materials or mixture of explosive materials.

The offender found guilty will face imprisonment of at least five years and not more than 15 years with at least three whippings and not more than 12 strokes of the cane.

While under Regulation 17 (2) of Arms and Explosive Material Act, the offender will also face a fine of BND3,000.

At the same time, under Section 6 of the Minor Offences Act Chapter 30, anyone burning or lighting flammable materials, disturbing the peace and causing harm to others or firing rockets or lighting balloon on public roads is an offence and if found guilty, a BND250 fine will be levied.