Sunday, July 8, 2012
Is it legal to buy pepper spray in Malaysia?
From the Star:
PETALING JAYA: Size does matter at least when it comes to pepper sprays that can help women fend off assailants, said Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah.
He said many women were carrying pepper sprays nowadays as a form of protection and these could help in the event of multiple assailants.
However, Ku warned that it was an offence to use a pepper spray on anyone for reasons other than self-defence.
“There's no harm in carrying them. That's the least women can do to protect themselves from harm,” he said in an interview.
Those who wish to buy the spray would have to register with the police database.
However, Ku stressed that the sprays should only be used as a last resort to escape from confrontation.
Source: The Star..Carrying larger pepper sprays can help in the event of multiple assailants, say police