05 Feb '11, 1am

Malawi lawmakers will next week debate a law change to make public farting a criminal offence

BLANTYRE - MALAWIAN lawmakers will next week debate a law change to criminalise public farting, which a cabinet minister said had been encouraged by democracy. 'The government has a right to ensure public decency. We are entitled to introduce order in the country,' justice and constitutional affairs minister George Chaponda told independent radio station Capital Radio. 'Would you like to see people farting in public anywhere?' Since the country embraced multi-party politics 16 years ago people had felt free to fart anywhere, said Mr Chaponda. 'It was not there during the time of dictatorship because people were afraid of the consequences. Now because of multi-partism or freedom, people would like to fart anywhere, he said. Mr Chaponda, a key figure in President Bingu wa Mutharika's government, said that if Malawians cannot control their farting 'they should go to the toile...

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