Zahid Hamidi: Illegal gambling centres in Perak suspected of funding some politicians

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  • Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi - File pix

PUTRAJAYA: Some politicians in Perak are believed to be financed with proceeds earned from illegal gambling centres in the state, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. 

He said although the politicians concerned were not directly involved, they were believed funded by the illegal gambling centres namely in - Kuala Sepetang, Bagan Panchor and Pulau Kuala Sangga - to carry out their political activities. 

"Based on information I received, there are politicians involved. If they want proof, the police have the evidence," Ahmad Zahid told reporters here on Monday. 

He said this when asked to comment on newspaper reports on gambling activities in the three areas, which were said to be hard for the authorities to penetrate. 

In this regard, he said, the political parties concerned should take action against members who were funded by proceeds from illegal gambling activities. 

Earlier, Ahmad Zahid held a meeting with members of Motorcycle Clubs nationwide in conjunction with the Registrar of Societies' carnival to be held next month.   - Bernama


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