Sunday, July 8, 2012

Is it legal to buy pepper spray in Malaysia?

Looks like pepper spray is legal now in Malaysia. This answers the often-asked question by women looking for ways to protect themselves from attackers. Read on..

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


  1. i thot it's always legal and can be bought easily?? well, i guess guys may also carry along one since it's so unsafe nowadays..

  2. Can protect but could be very dangerous if the bad guys use it as a 'weapon'.

  3. pepper is great for self defense

  4. SK, pepper spray wasn't legal until lately but the keychain type could be bought in some places.

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  6. "Those who wish to buy the spray would have to register with the police database."

    May i know where and how to register it? :)

  7. Hi Bryan, thanks for visiting.

    I would presume you will be able to get your query answered at any Police station in the country.

    Looking forward to your findings and update?

  8. It's a handy tool, but problem is same like gun law, you can use it, criminals can use it too.
    Society nowadays are getting really fucked up.