Cyber cafes raided for conducting online gambling

Police in Kuantan, state capital of Pahang, the largest state in Peninsula Malaya report the arrest of 12 men and the confiscation of eight computers following a series of anti-online gambling raids conducted over the past week.

Those arrested include Internet cafe owners and customers who gambled online whilst on the premises.

Kuantan police chief ASP Mohd Jasmani Yusoff told reporters in a media briefing: "The raids at Air Putih, Jalan Beserah and Gebeng revealed that the cyber cafes had been used as a front for online gambling. The premises owners had abused the operating licences given [for Internet cafe operations]."

The 12 accuseds are all in their twenties and thirties and have been detained under Section 4 (1) B of the Common Gaming House Act 1953, news agency Bernama reports.

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