SINGAPORE - Ahead of the festive season, the police have reminded the public that they take a serious view of setting off improvised explosive devices made with sparklers.
"Such improvised explosive devices are a potential fire hazard, and causes noise pollution and undue alarm to the public. The blast effect from the explosion can also cause injury to persons and damage to property," the police said in a press statement on Tuesday.
Police have, in the past, arrested a handful of people for setting off explosive devices constructed with sparklers.
Anyone caught setting off improvised explosive devices may be convicted of negligent conduct with respect to any fire or combustible matter, or negligent conduct with respect to any explosive substance.
If convicted of either offence, the offender faces up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.