KUCHING, July 13: Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman today urged anyone with proof that several 24-hour sundry shops in his constituency were selling reloads for illegal online gambling to come forward.
He noted that complaints on this matter had been forwarded to the relevant enforcement agencies; however, the complainants did not furnish proof of the alleged wrongdoing.
“I’m not sure about the authenticity of these complaints because there was no proof. We also realised that some complaints were also made to enforcement agencies. But with no proof, they could not proceed with investigation,” he told reporters at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Complex.
Fazzrudin said illegal online gambling was a serious matter and action must be taken immediately if the allegations were true.
“Do not let these irresponsible businesses take advantage of loopholes when registering for business. We must take drastic and committed actions because it involves the people at large. If not taken care of, it could lead to more social ills,” he asserted.
On another issue, Fazzrudin urged the state government to give land to eligible Malay folk in his constituency. He said there was inadequate land for them to build their houses, especially those with extended families.
“Just like the importance of ‘Pemakai Menoa, Pulau Galau’ (PMPG) to the Dayak communities in the rural areas, this shortage of land to build houses also has the same significance to the Malay community in urban areas like Tupong.
“They are not asking for hundreds of acres of land … just enough to build a house for each family,” he stressed.
Fazzrudin said he would visit the Kuching Land and Survey Department soon to discuss this issue. — DayakDaily