By ANSARI ABDULLAH
STATEMENT: The Association of Muslim Lawyers Sabah (AMAL) would like to congratulate Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu for issuing notices to slot machine operators in the city informing them that their trading licenses will not be renewed for next year.
We would also like to applaud the decision of the Sabah Government earlier this year to stop the operations of mini-casinos in Sabah, which had resulted in numerous social problems over the last 30 years.
It is our hope that the other local authorities in Sabah had also issued similar notices and that there will be strict enforcement of the decision to stop slot machine gambling from January 1st 2020.
* Hj Ansari Abdullah is President of Association of Muslim Lawyers, Sabah (AMAL)