Malaysian police to crack down on illegal gambling hinh anh 1Deputy Inspector-General Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahi (Source: Bernama)
Jakarta (VNA) –Malaysian police are set to launch its largest ever crackdown on illegal gambling nationwide, according to Deputy Inspector General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

Noor Rashid said on September 27 that the campaign will involve national, state and district police forces, comprising not just raids on illegal gambling dens, but also the formulation of a cooperation plan with governmental and law enforcement agencies.

The decision was made following a strategic meeting between heads of national and state police forces, who also agreed to establish an anti-illegal gambling action committee to plan, analyse, synergise and execute the actions to be taken to completely wipe out illegal gambling once and for all, said Noor Rashid.

The crackdown, he said, will begin with raids on identified outlets, followed by a plan on tackling online gambling.

Offenders as well as those who assist, protect and aid such operations, will also be rounded up, Noor Rashid said, adding that the sternest of action will be taken to ensure that such operations do not resurface after police have closed them down.

The campaign will include studies on existing laws and analysis of cases to formulate measures, including recommendations to the government on amendments to laws, he said.

Noor Rashid noted that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will join hands with internet service providers to prevent illegal online gambling.-VNA