Did you hear? Apparently, there are two more Hari Raya music video ads, which promotes online gambling that are about to be released soon.
According to Dang Wangi District Police Chief, ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdulllah, his team has received intel that the two videos are just waiting for the right time to be distributed all across the social media platforms.
“We just received information that there will be two more clips, but the third and fourth clips are different from the first two ones. The ads are shorter, but it still involves Hari Raya songs and attempts to entice people to participate in betting activities,” Mohamad Zainal spoke to mStar.
For those in the dark, the Muslim community was left fuming after two Hari Raya online gambling music video ads (starring actors who are allegedly Muslim), began circulating online since last Thursday (15th April). Following that, a total of 18 individuals – including the actors in both MVs, talent agent, singers and the production crews – were detained to assist in the investigation.
However, Mohamad Zainal shared that the cops have already released 6 suspects who have been remanded since Saturday and Sunday, including two talents from the second ad. The police official stated, “Based on what we got from the initial investigation, the people that we detained have disclosed a few names, and God willing, we will be able to track the culprits down.”
He continued by saying, “We hope in the near future, more people involved in the case will get caught. The cops are currently trying their best and will not allow this to continue to happen in the country. We have to act immediately.”
At the same time, Mohamad Zainal also reminded the public to not get involved in illegal affairs. He said, “I would also like to advise, especially to younger people who are Muslims out there, to not participate in promoting gambling activities. Plus, in the month of Ramadan, we advise you to think first. Don’t just think about professionalism, but do take into consideration our faith and religion.”
“We also don’t want Muslims to tarnish the image and dignity of the religion. Hopefully, there are no more young people getting involved in the music videos just to make money,” he concluded.