5 suspected illegal gambling premises get power cut off

Police officers disconnecting electricity supply of the suspected premises.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Aug 24: Five premises here which are believed to be operating as illegal gambling platforms, had their electricity supply cut off today.

Kuching District Police chief ACP Awang Din Awang Gani said the police together with officers from Sarawak Energy Berhad went to the suspected premises around the city from 9 am to 12 noon.

“The operation of disconnecting their electricity supply was done at the premises which are involved in illegal gambling,” he said in a press statement.

Awang Din said that the police can disconnect the suspected premises’ electricity supply under Section 21A of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

“We urge the public not to involve themselves in operating these illegal gambling activities as they will be charged under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 and also Prevention of Crime Act 1959 if they were caught,” he pointed out.-DayakDaily