No plans for online gambling: Malaysian police

Malaysian authorities have noted that there are no plans to legalize online gambling, saying that the people have enough means to gamble as it is, local media reports.

Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar made the comments on Sunday, pointing out existing gaming activities in Malaysia including four-digit betting.

"I think we have enough means for the people to gamble; we have Magnum, Toto and so on," he told reporters.

Khalid added that while Singapore has now allowed online gambling, this form of gambling is still an offence in Malaysia.

"You can go to Singapore to gamble [online], we will not interfere but it is definitely an offence anywhere in Malaysia, even if using [a] facility from Singapore," he added.

Khalid said Malaysian police had proposed some amendments to the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953, but these were not related to online gambling.

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