DPM Instructs Police To Stamp Out Illegal Gambling

DPM Instructs Police To Stamp Out Illegal Gambling

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has instructed the police to boost the fight against illegal gambling activities in the country, following efforts in the past four months seen to be not so effective.

The newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister said such activities must be “fought 100 per cent” and that he would not compromise with those who tried to protect gambling activities, including police personnel.

“For the past four months, we have flushed out illegal gambling dens under the ‘Op Cantas Khas’ operation, but it has reared its ugly head again.

“Any policeman, individual, NGO or group which provides protection to these gambling dens will not escape action,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said this at an Aidilfitri celebration held at Desa Tasik Police Residence, here tonight.

Ahmad Zahid also spent time mingling with the crowd and also handed over ‘duit raya’ to about 30 orphans at the event.

Also present was Kuala Lumpur police chief, Datuk Tajudin Md Isa.

Ahmad Zahid also announced the government’s readiness to allocate at least RM500,000 for repair and upgrading works at the housing area.

Desa Tasik Police Residence houses 6,000 people.

— BERNAMA