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Skip to comments.Better in than out: African country set to make breaking wind a crime
Posted on 01/31/2011 5:53:40 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Breaking wind is set to be made a crime in an African country.
The government of Malawi plan to punish persistent offenders 'who foul the air' in a bid to 'mould responsible and disciplined citizens.'
But locals fear that pinning responsibility on the crime will be difficult - and may lead to miscarriages of justice as 'criminals' attempt to blame others for their offence.
One Malawian told the website Africanews.com: 'My goodness. What happens in a public place where a group is gathered. Do they lock up half a minibus?
'And how about at meetings where it is difficult to pinpoint 'culprits'?
'Children will openly deny having passed bad air and point at an elder. Culturally, this is very embarrassing,' she said.
Another said: 'We have serious issues affecting Malawians today. I do not know how fouling the air should take priority over regulating Chinese investments which do not employ locals, serious graft amongst legislators, especially those in the ruling party, and many more.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
You’ll never hear, “Pull my finger” in Malawi.
Liberalism, Communism, Socialism is a mental disorder. Flatulance outlawed, murder okay, as long as it’s directed to the right crowd.
Descent into madness.
This is particularly embarrasing when the elder is actually guilty and the children do not believe the "Barking Spider" claim.
a bid to ‘mould responsible and disciplined citizens
Damn, where did I go wrong?
Will it be a crime to watch Monty Python’s Holy Grail...?
Could we do that is D.C.? Would clean out the whole area and it sure would smell better.
How do you prove who ripped a silent but deadly(SBD) one?
Hey Malawi! I FART IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION!
He that smelled it ,dealt it.
I’m waiting for the government to enact a 10 day waiting period to purchase baked beans... for my own protection, of course.
This is very confusing... does the one who “smelt” it is the one who “dealt” it and they will be arrested? I am assuming all dogs will be immediately arrested as well. That’s who my husband blames!
I smell an Al Gore behind this foul initiative!
Seriously? All joking aside, this is insane...not much different that passing a law banning bowel movements. Both are natural bodily functions. Common decency and public ridicule are normally enough to discourage release in inappropriate places.
This law would blow things out of proportion, talk about not passing the smell test. Does it include canine penalties as well?