African Country First To Ban Public Flatulence?

Author: Towsonu2003 (CC)

Author: Towsonu2003 (CC)

BBC News reports:

Two of Malawi’s most senior judicial officials are arguing over whether a new bill includes a provision that outlaws breaking wind in public.

Justice Minister George Chaponda says the new bill would criminalise flatulence to promote “public decency”.

“Just go to the toilet when you feel like farting,” he told local radio.

However, he was directly contradicted by Solicitor General Anthony Kamanga, who says the reference to “fouling the air” means pollution.

“How any reasonable or sensible person can construe the provision to criminalising farting in public is beyond me,” he said, adding that the prohibition contained in the new law has been in place since 1929.

The Local Courts Bill, to be introduced next week reads: “Any person who vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the public to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.”

Mr Chaponda, a trained lawyer, insists that this includes farting…

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  • Blamma

    *fart*

  • Blamma

    *fart*

  • David Frost

    I guess my motion activated fart machine app I put on my android phone wouldn’t go over too well there, My wife thought had a awful gas this morning but it was dancing around with the phone in my pocket.

  • David Frost

    I guess my motion activated fart machine app I put on my android phone wouldn’t go over too well there, My wife thought had a awful gas this morning but it was dancing around with the phone in my pocket.

  • Hadrian999

    will there be some kind of modified breathalyzer for enforcement?

  • Hadrian999

    will there be some kind of modified breathalyzer for enforcement?

  • Anonymous

    5 % of this country’s population is fed economicly from aid by Governments in the West and their Chinese sugar-dad. It’s likely to think that the substantial public farting are performed by those with the fattest bellies..
    In other woeds the biggest farting community works for this moron George Chaponda, The Master Farter..and his farting civil servants.

  • gondolfin

    5 % of this country’s population is fed economicly from aid by Governments in the West and their Chinese sugar-dad. It’s likely to think that the substantial public farting are performed by those with the fattest bellies..
    In other woeds the biggest farting community works for this moron George Chaponda, The Master Farter..and his farting civil servants.

  • Andrew

    That stinks!

  • Andrew

    That stinks!

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