No Farting, No Fortune-telling

February 10th, 2011 § 2 comments

farting prohibitedFortune-telling and farting could soon be illegal in Malawi.

New laws proposed by Malawian President Bingu wa Matharika’s administration would outlaw fortune-telling and passing gas.

Also up for new sanctions would be challenging someone to a duel, writing or speaking in a way aimed at hurting someone’s religious feelings, or fouling water.

The administration claims Malawi needs the new laws in order to protect women’s modesty and mold responsible and disciplined citizens.

Opposition leader John Tembo opposed the proposed laws. He feels they’d be bad for democracy and create a kangaroo court.

I tend to agree.

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