MCMC and PDRM In Hunt for Viral Illegal Online Casino Raya Advert

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Even though we have recently entered the fourth day of Ramadan today, you may have heard or seen Hari Raya Aidilfitri’s sales & offers and on different stages. However, an online gambling organization chose to participate too by coming out with its video advert for Hari Raya.

Created by GDBet333, which essentially targets clients from Malaysia and Singapore, the 2-minutes advert included local actors and actresses and has its own Raya theme song in Bahasa Malaysia.

Aside from ignoring how an online casino is unlawful in Malaysia, the advert is also somewhat harsh in nature.

What Made The Public Angry?

It is because it positions betting as a technique to acquire additional cash for Hari Raya. Gambling doesn’t comply with Islam religions teachings, and Aidilfitri is a strict occasion celebrated by Muslims in Malaysia; the advert has caused tension among all Muslim citizens.

Not long after the advert advanced online recently, many netizens have since communicated their disappointment with it. This in the long run grabbed the eye of Malaysian authorities who have now got a move on.

What Were The Actions Were Taken MCMC & PDRM?

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced that the department has alerted Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to bring down the advert.

The solicitation is under process on the platforms that the video doesn’t meet the terms and conditions of the local area guidelines of the social media platforms.

It is unclear if any of the three social media platforms have reacted to MCMC’s request. The first video posted on YouTube has been set to private even though it has been re-transferred & shared by netizens. On a related note, Gbet333’s site can still be accessible from Malaysia regardless of the tough act by MCMC.

Furthermore, Deputy Inspector General of Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, has also revealed that citizens filed police reports in response to the advert.

He further expressed that PDRM will be taking articulations from the actors, actresses & producers engaged with the creation of the advert.

With the assistance of MCMC, police examine the case under Segment 504 of the Penal Code, which covers intentional to provoke racial tension.

Moreover, the examination will likewise incorporate Area 4(1)(g) Normal Gaming Houses Act that spins around advancing a betting setting.

It will be intriguing to perceive how Malaysian specialists will address this matter. Regardless of being unlawful, the current arrangement in our laws is obsolete and unfit to deal with online betting. The inconsiderate nature of the advert may likewise prompt considerably more significant repercussions to individuals behind it.

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