The Malaysian government is losing up to MYR3 billion a year in revenue as illegal gambling syndicates take an ever growing amount of business away from legal number forecast operators.
Forty-eight China nationals suspected of operating online gambling from three condominium units in Kuala Lumpur were arrested on October 16.
Police have launched a manhunt for a suspect in an online gambling syndicate who escaped custody by climbing over the fence at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters.
Resorts World Genting says it plans to remain open for now, but is closely monitoring the situation after the government imposed conditional movement control orders on Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya due to Covid-19. The areas are under restrictions from Oct. 14 to 27.
Thailand’s anti-online gambling efforts continue to show results, while Malaysia’s crackdowns keep exposing crooked cops.
Police officers may be facing arrest for protecting an illegal gambling syndicate in Malaysia.