Chegubard arrested over Forest City casino post

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Political activist Badrul Hisham Shaharin, also known as Chegubard, has been detained at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters over his post on alleged talks on opening a casino in Forest City that was reported by Bloomberg.


In a statement by lawyer Rafique Rashid, he said investigations were being conducted under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

He added that application for remand would be heard at the district police headquarters at about 8.45am on Sunday (April 28).

So far, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and officials of Berjaya Group and Genting Group have since denied the Bloomberg report alleging that Anwar had met Berjaya founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Genting Group chief executive Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay to discuss a casino license for Forest City.

The report also alleged that the casino would revive the USD100bil property project. – The Star