Malaysia to draft laws to better police online gambling

The Malaysian government is looking to amend the country’s laws on gambling to include online gambling, local media reports. 

Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that the existing laws governing gambling were drawn up in the 1960s. 

“(They need) updating because, at that time, there was no online gambling,” he said in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday. 

“The government is fully aware of the rampant illegal gambling activities in the country, including in Sibu, Sarawak,” he said.

Yassin added that there were some syndicates earn up to RM300,000 a day, operating without a license and with only two to three workers.

“The number of syndicates is increasing,” he said.