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Malaysian Province Seeks Harsher Rules On Cyber Cafe Gambling

The Malaysian Province of Selangor is attempting to give its law enforcement authority more power to combat illegal cyber cafe gambling, the Province's Chairman of Local Government Study, and Research Standing Committee said.

Datuk Teng Chang Khim announced his province's attempt to allow authorities to permanently confiscate equipment seized in raids, which would make it much more difficult to re-start their illegal operations.

Additionally, the proposed law would also require operators of cyber cafes to install two different softwares which would monitor for illegal online betting activity.

Malaysia has been combating an influx of illegal cyber gambling for years, conducting numerous raids on sites that it finds are offering the illegal bets, although many of those illegal operations regain their footing and are back operating in a matter of days.