14 premises in Kuching get power supply cut off

One of the premises' electricity supply in Kuching being cut off.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Sept 11: The electricity supply of 14 premises, including houses and shop lots, here were disconnected on Friday morning.

According to Kuching district acting police chief Supt Merbin Lisa, the electricity supply of premises will be cut off if these were suspected to be involving in gambling activities without any license.

“According to Section 21A of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953, police can request in cutting off the electricity supply of a premise if the police have reasons that the premises are conducting gambling activities without a license,” Merbin said in a press statement.

Merbin also urged the operators not to conduct any gambling activities without a license as they will be charged under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 and Crime Prevention Act 1959.

Meanwhile, Merbin also said that Kuching district police had raided three premises which were allegedly involved in gambling activities from Sept 8 until Sept 10 this year.

“The suspects are now being remanded and further investigation is still ongoing,” he added.-DayakDaily