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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20110210/twl-malawians-voice-anger-against-fartin-41f21e0.html

Residents in Malawi's financial capital Blantyre have reacted angrily at government attempts to criminalise farting in public.
Many feel that there are better issues that the government needs to discuss. Local Topsi Ganzalesi said: "We can't allow that. We all fart. Where do they think we could go and fart? That is no issue to debate upon."
College student, Matthews Phiri, was not alone in saying he could not understand how the government hoped to enforce the new law - adding to widespread criticism that the new law is a giant waste of public funds.
"We all fart in public and it will be difficult to tell who has done it.
Some do it silently
. It some cases it is like teargas which goes like shhhh! Our legislators need to concentrate on discussing development projects. They should not waste our time and money on childish issues. It would make sense if they talked about defecating and urinating anyhow but not farting. This will not work.
We will keep on farting."
he said.

This will not be taken lightly by the Royle family. :angry:

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Interesting, but surely this belongs in anecdotals. :blink:

you mean analdotals, surely? :lol:

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damn! yes it really should have been <_<

We don't have a dedicated bum-gas sub-forum? :huh:

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QUOTE from farticle:

" It would make sense if they talked about defecating and urinating anyhow but not farting. This will not work. We will keep on farting." he said."

I agree with the minister---they are taking this to extremes and the attitude being taken is clearly one of "we shall fart on regardless." Perhaps they have seen the Arabs rebelling and this is their expression of a desire for more freedom?

Reading another view on this story from the medical profession and they say that it is unhealthy to retain gas pockets in the gut especially when they are the result of highly spiced chilis, fibrous beans and rich sauces which apparently blow up inside the gut which leads to the inevtitable dissipation at irregular intervals.

Edited by Realistbear

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

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40 lashes for farting in public
Malawi faces breaches of UN human rights legislation as draconian rules against farting in public are introduced. Local government official say that they have been ordered to implement the law after the Assembly voted by a slim majority in favour of restricting the public demonstration of breaking wind.
It appears that farting had become popular among certain sects who claim that dispelling wind was tantamount to ridding the body of demons. The fouler the smell the greater the evil being expelled. However, government officials say that farting had spread to school children, particularly young boys, who delight in the noises and smells.

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Are they going to provide fart cubicles?

How are you going to prove someone farted in public?

According to the article in the OP:

QUOTE

"
We all fart in public and
it will be difficult to tell who has done it. Some do it silently
. It some cases it is like teargas which goes like shhhh! Our legislators need to concentrate on discussing development projects. They should not waste our time and money on childish issues. It would make sense if they talked about defecating and urinating anyhow but not farting. This will not work. We will keep on farting." he said
."

Shakespeare would say: "Much ado about nothing."

Edited by Realistbear

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12363852

4 February 2011 Last updated at 09:51
Malawi row over whether new law bans farting
The justice minister said local chiefs would deal with those caught breaking wind in public Continue reading the main story
Malawi old flags arrest warning
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.

http://mg.co.za/article/2011-02-04-malawi-to-debate-ban-on-public-farting/

Minor offence

A lawyer himself, Chaponda said that under the amended law farting will be considered a minor offence.
Chaponda's Democratic Progressive Party will bank on its majority to pass the amendment to a law, which was first introduced in 1929.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/05/3130657.htm

Government cracks down on public farting
Posted Sat Feb 5, 2011 12:25am AEDT
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, Mr Chaponda said.
"
It was not there during the time of dictatorship because people were afraid of the consequences. Now because of multipartism or freedom, people would like to fart anywhere," he said

http://www.newsday.co.zw/article/2011-02-04-malawi-to-debate-public-farting-ban

"Nature can be controlled... it becomes a nuisance if people fart anywhere."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/04/malawi_stink/

The prohibition forms part of the Local Courts Bill, due for introduction next week. The legislation has the backing of justice minister George Chaponda, who said the
clampdown on unruly bowels
would promote "public decency".

http://www.skynews.com.au/offbeat/article.aspx?id=573308

Sky covering it. Reports of rebels eating beans to flout the law as a protest.

:)

World news it seems. Freedom vs. oppression. A highly symbolic battle for human rights.

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