Selangor Authority Limited, the Federal Government Should be More Strict in Curbing Gambling

SHAH ALAM, 29 Nov: Federal Government agencies have been asked to take strict action in combating illegal gambling centres by disconnecting internet and phone lines of premises holding such activities.

Local Government Exco member, Ronnie Liu said that the Federal Government has the overall authority in taking action against such premises.

“The Federal Government through the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) should be able to disconnect internet services and telephone lines on gambling premises.

“Without these two services, they (illegal gambling premises) will no longer be able to operate anymore,” he said.

Ronnie was responding to oral questions from Kota Damansara Assemblyman, Dr Mohd Nasir Hashim at the Selangor State Assembly (DNS) session this morning.

Mohd Nasir claimed that gambling centres continue to open up new operations in the Kota Damansara despite having their premises raided and seized by local authorities.

Ronnie explained that the authority of the State Government is limited in terms of efforts taken to eliminate the existence of illegal gambling premises.

In this regard, he urged for the Federal Government to act more decisively in addressing this problem.

“Unfortunately, because the power of the Local Authorities are limited, this situation is persisting. Those who have the power however, are slow in taking action,” he said.

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