5 arrested for illegal cock-fighting activity during MCO

File photo depicting the sport of cockfighting, known locally as 'sabung ayam'. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

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JULAU, June 2: Five persons, including two women have been arrested for allegedly indulging in an illegal cock-fighting activity on Gawai Day.

Julau district police chief, DSP Andam Sulin said the five have been compounded under Regulation 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2021 for violating the Movement Control Order (MCO) by participating in the activity.

“They are now being detained for investigation under Section 3(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1963,” he said.


Acting on a tip-off, a Criminal and Investigation Department CID) team together with other units went to an open space in Darau, Pakan to uncover the illegal cock-fighting activity.

The team arrested five suspects aged between 34 to 69 at the scene.

Among the items seized from them included four live roosters, three dead ones and a weighing machine.

He warned the public that they would have to face the consequences if they are caught taking part in such activities.

“I want to remind the public to refrain themselves from being involved in cock-fighting activities as it will cause people to gather in groups and might result in the spread of Covid-19 cases,” he advised.

He issued a stern warning that his side would not compromise but would take action against those caught. — DayakDaily