People have been asking me where to buy pepper spray in Malaysia.
These days, you can purchase pepper spray quite easily.
You can get it from the shops in the shopping mall near you or buy it online.
Malaysians, especially Malaysian women are dead worried about being the next victim of a brutal attack in public places.
No, I’m not talking about Jelapang assemblyman Datuk Hee Yit Foong aka “political frog” who attacked Aulong assemblyman Yew Tian Hoe with a pepper spray in Perak legislative assembly on May, 2009.
I am referring to the number of vicious attacks which were reported in the local dailies recently.
Anyway, one way to protect yourself from being harmed by a assailant is to store a couple of big canister pepper sprays in your handbag.
Pepper spray is also useful at home. You can place it in a set area, where you can easily use it in case of emergency.
Where To Buy Pepper Spray In Malaysia
These are some of the places where you can buy pepper spray in Malaysia:
1. Guardian Pharmacies
2. Watson Pharmaceuticals
3. ACE Hardware Stores
4. Esales Trading
6. Tesco Stores
7. Outpost Uniform outlets
8. Caring Pharmacy
Some of these popular brands of pepper spray include: Mace, Sabre Red, Self Defense, Peace Personal, Golden Shield Bodyguard, SafePro, etc.
Pepper Spray Law Malaysia
There are conflicting views regarding pepper spray in Malaysia.
As reported in The Star newspaper, it is not illegal to carry pepper spray for protection.
But it is an offense to use a pepper spray on anyone for reasons other than self-defense.
But if you check the PDRM’s website, it states that not just businesses that sell pepper spray need to be licensed, owners of pepper spray also need to register for a permit.
This registration is required under the Arms Act 1960.
But from what I have read, generally it is legal to carry a pepper spray around in Malaysia as a tool for self-defense.
The key thing is the chemical composition of your pepper spray could decide whether it’s legal to carry around or otherwise.
The usual pepper spray available in the market is classified as an inflammatory agent.
Once it is spray on the assailant, it will immediately incapacitate the person.
Here is a reminder.
You need to replace your pepper spray on a regular basis (yes, even before the expiration date on the can) to ensure your pepper spray is ready any time you might need it.
Should you accidentally get pepper spray in your eyes, immediately flush your eyes with cool clean water.
You can also blink your eyes excessively while washing the pepper spray.
You can also try using saline solution to flush the eye area, but you will feel discomfort for up to 2 hours or so.
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