A video shared by Hot Burger Malaysia owner Asri Janggut on Facebook caused quite a stir among netizens over the weekend.
The entrepreneur claimed that the authorities have not been taking action against illegal gambling premises in the Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh area.
According to Asri, he lodged a complaint about the issue previously. However, he was disappointed after discovering that his identity as a complainant was revealed to the gambling shop’s owner. This in turn affected the safety of his staff working in the area. At the time of writing (Monday, 10th August), the video has accumulated over 5 million views on Facebook.
In response, the police denied Asri’s allegations on social media. According to Sungai Buloh OCPD Supt Shafa’aton Abu Bakar in a live press conference, the authorities had raided the premises two weeks ago, shutting down his claims on inaction over the illegal syndicate.
During the session, Shafa’aton further clarified that the activities of these gambling syndicates are often repetitive. “Whenever we raid these premises, they will shut down its operations. When (business) are starting to slow down, they will resume its business. This syndicate will not break. It will often change,” said the police chief.
She also added that the complainant (Asri)’s action of uploading two live videos on his Facebook account could “tarnish the image of the police force, especially that of the Selangor police, in our efforts to curb illegal gambling in the state especially in Sungai Buloh.”
She added that the police are investigating the matter and will call up Asri to obtain information about his allegations.
Source: The Star.