Malaysia Posts Update On Internet Gambling Battle

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Malaysian law enforcement personnel in the district of Kota Setar in Kedah have announced that they are making significant progress in the battle against illegal online gambling operations, seizing 4,194 computers between January and August.

District Police Chief ACP Adzaman Mohd Jan said that police in the island nation have "made great strides in combating online gambling".

As a show of their progress, police destroyed 812 computers at a landfill in Jabi, Alor Star City.

For the year, 708 raids have been conducted on illegal gambling sites, up from 204 during the entire year of 2011.

Those who are found guilty of illegal online gambling operations under the Common Gaming House Act face a RM10,000 (US$3,255) fine for each computer seized or five years' jail.

Those operating gambling dens face a RM50,000 (US$16,277) fine or five years' jail upon conviction.