Director, singer among five detained over online gambling video

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Five individuals, including a director, composer and singer of a song in a video that promotes online gambling, were arrested by the police yesterday.

Dang Wangi police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said they were arrested at several locations in the federal capital and Selangor.

“The arrests occurred between 10pm last night and 6am this morning. The individuals arrested are aged between 30 and 53.

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“The director is believed to have received instructions from an online gambling syndicate to produce the video,” Mohamad Zainal said in a statement today.

He said with the arrest of the five individuals, the police had so far arrested 18 individuals for investigations into the production of videos that promote online gambling for netizens to get extra cash for the coming Aidilfitri celebration.

Meanwhile, he said the police were still tracking down the mastermind of the online gambling promoted in the video.