Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CyberCafe Virtual Casinos: Local Councils or Police?

This was the press conference yesterday with MP for Rasah, Anthony Loke rebutting the snide remarks made by MCA Vice-President, Senator Gan Ping Sieu who said it was a "shame" that the Government has backtracked on its decision to issue the sports betting license to Vincent Tan's company, Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd. He then hit out at Pakatan state government local councils for not doing enough to curb illegal gambling at cybercafes, as if there are no illegal gambling sites in Johor, Negeri Sembilan or Perak.

It's the police's role to fight illegal gambling and charge the criminals, and not the local councils, who only have jurisdiction over business licenses. But of course, Senator Gan will have no courage to hit out at Datuk Seri Hishamuddin's Home Affairs Ministry.

For the full report on the press conference, see Malaysiakini or FreeMalaysiaToday.
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