Nine men fined for ‘holo’ gambling

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 4: The Magistrate’s Court here fined nine men RM1,500 each after they pleaded guilty to have been involved in illegal ‘holo’ gambling.

The men, aged between 23 and 54, appeared before Magistrate Mohd Syukri Mokhtar who convicted under Section 7(2) of the Common Gaming House Act, 1953 and read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code.

The section carries a fine not more than RM5,000 fine or a jail term of not more than six months, or both.

They committed the offence at about 6.10pm on Sept 25 this year at an open area in front of a grocery store in Kampung Sarig, Jalan Mambong.

Prosecuting officer Nelson Ensit prosecuted while the nine accused were unrepresented.— DayakDaily