In a Facebook post, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia advises Malaysians not to fly their drones during the National Day celebrations for safety reasons without permission from the appropriate authorities.
It added that this is to avoid any incidents that could harm the public and any accident involving the Malaysian Royal Air Force’s (TUDM) aircraft that will perform low-altitude formations that day.
Those who fail to follow the advice could face a fine of no more than RM500 or no more than five years of jail time, or both under Section 4 of the Civil Aviation Act 1969 (Act 3).
Individuals could also face a fine of no more than RM50,000 or up to two years of jail time, or both, under regulation 206 (3) of the Malaysian Civil Aviation Regulations 2016. Organisations could be fined no more than RM100,000 under the same regulations as well.