Gamblers in Sibu warned to avoid online gambling venues, as police plans intensified raids.
There’s a new sheriff in the Malaysian district of Sibu and he’s got big plans for this year. Mohd Kamal Kordi is taking his duties as chief of the Sibu police seriously and has announced his plans to eradicate all illegal internet betting in Malaysia.
The local press already started calling Kamal has a “super-cop”, after he promised to work closely with local authorities to seal online gambling centers by the end of the year. Malaysian gambling laws forbid all forms of internet betting and the chief of police said he would also ask electricity providers to cut the power supply to all illegal operators.
Kamal orders intensified police operations
Several politicians have formed a group to open a dialogue on crime prevention, but Kamal made it clear that he considers this to be police duty. “We will concentrate first on unlicensed centres and will carry out raids to reduce the number by end of the year,” he promised.
Last year, 596 raids were carried out, but Mohd Kamal Kordi says authorities will intensify their operations against online gambling operators. “Not all raids last year were successful. Before conducting any raid, we need to have the correct information or else our operation will not achieve the target.”
Meanwhile, players are advised to stay away from illicit gambling venues, to avoid being brought to court and charged for involvement in illegal activity.