KOTA KINABALU: Police are enlisting the aid of Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) and other local authorities in a clampdown on premises used for cyber gambling in the state.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said this was to prevent the offenders from restarting their activities at the premises after the police action.
“Local authorities will suspend operating licences while the SESB will cut the power supply,” he said following a visit to the Pulau Gaya police station.
Fighting cyber gambling was a challenge because the criminals would use the latest technology to evade detection, he added.
Wan Junaidi also noted that the effectiveness of the Sabah police was impressive because it had achieved a 52.5% success rate in investigating, arresting and bringing criminals to court.
This, he said, exceeded the national target of 30%.
He also urged more Sabahans to join the police force and said that recruitment drives were being carried out in the state and in Sarawak.
They could serve in the General Operations Force or other units, he said.
“We want more Sabahans serving not only as policemen but also as senior officers,” he added.