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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The 1 Sentence Article Series : #1 - sports betting license

The irony about the sports betting license issued by the BN government lies in the fact that there was so much hoo-hahs generated by the BN during the Hulu Selangor by-election that Zaid Ibrahim was a gambler and a drinker - thus making him a sinner, I presume - and yet now the BN government has granted a license for sports betting to a Vincent Tan's company.

32 comments:

ygbenor said...

thats how the rakyat especially the rural folks been hoodwinked.

Anonymous said...

Vincent Tan said he will only allowed non muslim to bet. Vincent, you got go to Sports Toto lately?? So many muslim buying numbers from you. No enforcement at all. Who are you trying to bluff?? Who is being short sighted?

Aiman said...

Ni kawan dari 'correct, correct, correct'. u tunggu...bila Pakatan Rakyat ambil alih, kita buka balik kes ni...Judi tu haram. apa yang u tak paham? Bodoh sangat si gemuk ni...

eiling lim said...

Oh well, I help you, you help me la!!
Our govt is infamous for being the master of confusion.

Greg said...

sports toto don't care whether you are muslim, hindu,etc. as long as you have money, you can buy number. It will be the same with with Ascot. Anonymous is right. where got enforcement?you can even buy from their HQ in Times Squre. It does not matter if you are a muslim. No questions asked.

AMIR SHAFIQ ADHAM said...

i don't know why this issue should be a big deal for us is't because of the political factor? for me betting is not a new issue for us and if u want to abolish this sports betting do it the same to others betting, alcohol as well as clubbing also, alas this does not happens right now, so actually we are practising our double standard in this issue and one more thing the word halal cannot be interpreted as halal in Islam but it's mean legal, so if we can understand this i think at least there is no more rhetorical rhythm for this issue.

seelan said...

true facts!. if you are a muslim and you strike number, you can claim the prize money by cheque. Army friend told me this. I did not believe until I saw the cheque.
Only non muslim ?....pooodah...!!

LAT said...

Vincent Tan is rearing some 308 ekor of infinite value of 2 legged frogs at his namely, "Hee & Wee Super Leap-Frogs Farm" at Pekan, Pahang and this sports betting license approved by our PM is just a token of appreciatian rendered to VT for his best endeavour to generate tourism industry in Pekan and to further enable VT to diversify his sports venture to develop Frogs Racing course in the whole Malaysia.

LAT said...

Vincent Tan is rearing some 308 ekor of infinite value of 2 legged frogs at his namely, "Hee & Wee Super Leap-Frogs Farm" at Pekan, Pahang and this sports betting license approved by our PM is just a token of appreciatian rendered to VT for his best endeavour to generate tourism industry in Pekan and to further enable VT to diversify his sports venture into developing Frogs Racing Course in the whole Malaysia.

boycott berjaya said...

boycott him. don't go to toto, times square, kenny rogers rooster, boarders, starbucks, 7-11 stores, etc.
He is a UMNO dog! Pariah type

Ordinary Superhero said...

Looking forward to read more of this 1 sentence series. I know lawyers can write long long sentence.

C++ said...

Hahahaha...

I think Vincent Tan should contact me la for an SMS based gambling system... I can provide him with a cheap-cheap solution ... boleh kawtim... hahaha..

Can also enforce new betting only using UMobile account only.. hahaha..

By the way.. It's a haram things and always be a haram even though UMNO/BN urge JAKIM to give HALAL cert to Ascot Sport.

art harun said...

En Amir,

I hv absolutely no problem with the license in principle. This is a secular country. I am just pointing out the irony of it all.

On one hand Zaid is a bad boy coz he allegedly gambles and drinks but on the other hand...

Anonymous said...

Vincent Tan is just a proxy for BN.Umno can't touch gambling as it is haram so they assign VT to handle this. In return VT does whatever Umno wants including betraying his countryman and buying frogs. If we love our country, we should not help this man get rich. Throw Umno out. Throw VT out. As Art mentioned earlier. Umno paint a bad picture of zaid in hulu selangor as a gambler yet they approve a gambling license.

D++ said...

Ascot got halal cert?? Gambling co get halal cert? for what??

Lingam said...

Pak Lah more islamic than Najib. He did not approve the license.

Ah Beng Crosby said...

I say, let Vincent Tan operate his betting business in Malaysia. If you guys don't like it, don't place any bet. But the likely scenario is despite protesting the gambling license, people will still patronise his legal betting outlet. There is a need and Vincent is fullfilling the need and at the same time the government is able to get some revenue.

Boy, I am getting so flogged over this statement.

LAT said...

Jakim should issue " pork free" certificate

Anonymous said...

List down all vincent tan business and do a nation wide boycot? any takers?

abdooss said...

The irony is just like when Vell Paari accused Um^@ of supporting "Anti-Samy Movement" (GAS), they immediately denied it.
Man, if you don't support it, why do you let they organise GAS at your house(PWTC)??

Leithaisor said...

Alamak... around the globe, there have been PM's hounded out of office, kicked out of office and dragged out of office.

But with his fiasco after fiasco -his latest sports gambling licence OK so close on the heels of his infamous "You help me, I help you", will Najib be the first to be laughed out of office?

The only good side to all these snafus - Pakatan Rakyat is being well-armed with ammo against UMNO and BN.

I cannot help but wonder if Najib is not quite sure of which way he should steer the nation. Certainly his crew seem to have differing fideas of their own many a time.

rob said...

Art

I have couple of questions - not about UMNO / BN inconsistencies but on procedural.

1. With all this haram gambling stuff going on, what do we do with the revenue from 'haram' activities? Do we build schools, hospitals and even mosques?

If we do, where got issue with sports betting?

2. Actually sports betting is more risk manageable then lotteries or 4D or number forecast. So this favour consumer. Hence if it favours consumers then it is good for the Rakyat! No?

In fact if we are saving the Rakyat, why don't we ban numbers forecast betting and stick to sports? ;-)

We can bet on a win, draw or loss or even lay bets on win / loss at same time. There are also odds.

Rather than do a total write off if we don't win in the numbers forecast, we can manage our bets better.

So Jibby and VT is doing us a favour.

bob said...

Government says because football betting still goes on illegally and having it legalised Government can make some money. Wonder if prostitution will be legalised next??

Anonymous said...

ha ha all interesting comments. VT is trapped to do all the running for Be End! I agree with Art on the paradox rather then debating whether legalised gambling should be allow. I can gamble, can drink, but i don't because i choose not to, not because of some laws or some moral guardian telling me what to do or not do. I cry for Malaysia! DT

Anonymous said...

3 gambling companies in malaysia. They have 3 draws a week (not including special draws). All together 9 draws. Do we need so many? Why not shut 2 companies down? Limit to 2 draws a week. Gambling is addictive.
Now football betting. Shameful!

abdooss said...

Do we need so many? Why not shut 2 companies down?

Shut down? Cannot lah fren. These are supporters to the Government of the Day. Supporters meaning providers of fund for campaigning (and other alleged personal interests). Shut down means less political supports (and less $$) and more brickbats from their own people.

Anonymous said...

to abdooss :
Nevermind. We close them down when Pakatan Rakyat take over Putrajaya especially VT's toto. We will also reopen 'lingamgate' and get those involved.

Anonymous said...

payback time for his role in getting the most reviled handicap lady to cross over in Perak coup.

Anonymous said...

Penang & Selngor state govt will not approve licence for sports betting. Good move by them. Problem is they are operating in toto counter. close them too?

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