Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Malawi seeks to outlaw 'passing gas'

LILONGWE, Malawi, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika's administration is proposing laws to criminalize passing gas to annoy others and insulting women's modesty.
The proposed laws, which are written into the Local Courts Bill set to be introduced to the incoming Parliament, include measures to ban "passing gas" with the intention to "mold responsible and disciple citizens," "insulting the modesty of a woman," "disturbing religious assemblies" and "trespassing on burial places,", Paris, reported Monday.
Opposition leader John Tembo said the bill, which would also impose penalties on people posing as fortune tellers, would create a "kangaroo-like court" that would "not be ideal for a democracy."
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As you can clearly see above, things might get difficult in Malawi.  From what I've read beans are one of the staples.  So stay tuned and keep your eyes on the international news, who knows if something happens President Bill Clinton might have to do another rescue mission, and save some Peace Corps Volunteers.

PS - 22 days in the countdown.


1 comment:

  1. You better get yourself a lawyer! You could be on trial.