Ensure that police personnel don't get involved in gambling
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw calls on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Ismail Omar to ensure that police personnel do not involve themselves in legal and illegal gambling whether directly or indirectly.
On 20.11.2010, Dr Tan comments on IGP's mock casino at the police training centre in Cheras.
Yesterday, Tan Sri Ismail said that to catch a thief, we needed to think like a thief. Having a mock casino can enlighten police personnel on gambling activities from roulette to blackjack. Legal activities are seen in places such as Genting Highlands and Sentosa, Singapore, where some Malaysians spend their time. Illegal ones are rampant.
I hope the mini casino can truly help the 318 or more police personnel in dealing with illegal gambling activities.The part played by enforcers is essential.
Lets hope that the IGP investigate the allegations that illegal gambling activities are widespread because police personnel are hand in gloves with illegal operators. Even in legal gambling, what is the part played by the police? If he can clear this suspicion, it will help improve the credibility.
It is a human weakness to imagine that a person can become rich for doing nothing. Singapore has also capitalised on this weakness. Macau, being the biggest gambling centre in the world, has been doing it for years.
How many police personnel who are trained at the mini casino will end up as gamblers? How many are gamblers without having been in the mini casino?
Dr Tan Seng Giaw