Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Councilor from DAP call for ban on gambling

DAP councilor from Shah Alam Ang Leng Kiat proposed that the Shah Alam City Council withdraw licenses already issued and to discontinue the issuance of new permits to lottery outlets.

He had also stressed that his suggestion was not related to political or religious considerations, but was solely aimed at solving social problems linked to gambling.

There are now three draws from Magnum, three from Damacai and four from Sports Toto in a week.

Ironically, PAS Dewan Ulama head Datuk Mohamed Daud had call to ban gambling joints and limit alcohol-selling outlets to non-Muslim areas in the Pakatan states, the move thus is inline with Islamic law especially the Pas’s Islamic state policy to ban ga
mbling and limiting the sale of alcohol in Pakatan Rakyat-ruled states.

Pas government in Kelantan had banned gambling, dancing and public consumption of alcohol by non-Muslims.

The question remains: When will the Pakatan Rakyat state government in Penang, Kedah, Perak and Selangor banning all forms of gambling?

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