Following several complaints on a number of people playing firecrackers, as well as those selling fireworks at Facebook and Whatsapp for business regardless of regulations, the Royal Brunei Police Force reminds that those who violate Section 15 of the Arms and Explosives Act, Chapter 58 on control of imports of firecrackers, fireworks and the like, they will be charged and sentence to imprisonment and caning. This was stressed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police Awang Haji Mohd Hassan bin Pehin Penyurat Haji Ahmad, the Acting Director of Criminal Investigation Department, Royal Brunei Police Force in a press conference yesterday afternoon.

He added that igniting any kind of firecrackers is an offence under the Minor Offences Act, Chapter 30. If found guilty, a 250-dollars fine will be imposed.

Those who violate Section 15 of the Arms and Explosives Act, a 3-thousand-dollar will be issued. Meanwhile in Section 6 for Minor Offences Act, Chapter 30, those who ignite or burn any explosive materials until it causes disturbances, difficulties or danger to the public or releasing explosive devices in public places and cause danger to the public, will be fined 250 dollars.

Source: Radio Television Brunei