Kedah Closes all Gaming and Lottery Ticket Outlets in the State
ALOR SETAR, Kedah, Malaysia (January 2, 2023) — Local authorities in the Malaysian State of Kedah have been instructed to monitor all gaming and lottery ticket outlets in the state to ensure they comply with the state government’s directive to cease operations starting Sunday, January 1.
According to local media reports Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, the First Minister of Kedah said the Kedah Government had decided that it would no longer renew gaming licences in the state from January 1, 2023.
“Enforcement officers of local authorities have been instructed to inspect all gambling and lottery ticket outlets in Kedah to ensure none of them is operating today.“
“All of their licences have expired on Dec 31, 2022, (yesterday) and we will not renew them,” local media outlet ‘The Star‘ reported he said in a brief statement on Sunday.
On November 14, 2021, Muhammad Sanusi announced that the Kedah government would no longer approve new gambling licences nor renew existing licences to ensure the state would be free from such activities in the future.
He is also reported to have said that the Kedah government would limit the sales of alcoholic beverages in the state, especially in areas where there is no demand such as in rural areas.
SOURCE: Bernama / The Star.Tags: gambling and lottery ticket outlets, Malaysia, no longer renew gaming licences