The Sungai Besar Umno division leader wonders how the Selangor MB could allow gambling dens and massage parlours to flourish in the state.
AMPANG: Clad in a white robe and skull cap, Jamal Yunos today conducted his second “sting” on illegal gambling dens in Selangor, this time “raiding” two premises in Ampang Jaya.
The Sungai Besar Umno division chief also claimed there were 400 illegal gambling joints and 600 massage parlours in the Ampang area alone.
“”How is it that I can’t get a licence despite applying for one, but a gambling joint has one?
“Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali has betrayed our trust by allowing gambling dens to flourish in the state.”
He was alluding to the permit he applied for his resort in Sekinchan. Part of the resort was torn down last week by authorities citing the owner’s lack of an operating licence.
Jamal was speaking to reporters after “raiding” the two joints this evening, with the help of some 100 supporters.
He had also brought along cut-outs of Azmin and Selangor Exco Ean Yong Hian Wah.
On Friday, Jamal and his supporters “raided” a gaming outlet in Sekinchan which he claimed was operating illegally in Sekinchan and alleged that nine similar outlets were operating in the district.
Jamal, who is also the Red Shirts movement leader, also threatened to demolish nine illegal gambling dens, 40 massage parlours and karaoke joints in Sekinchan if local authorities failed to shut down such premises.
He then trained his guns on Ampang lawmaker Zuraida Kamaruddin and Ampang PKR Youth chief Adam Rosli, questioning if the duo had reaped any financial benefits from the operations of such premises.
Jamal also expressed shock that the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) had allowed such premises to operate and wondered if they had been pressured by Azmin’s administration to give the green light.
“MPAJ must come clean over the matter and clear any misconception that police were ‘protecting’ the gambling dens.”
Earlier, during the “raid”, Jamal claimed many of its patrons were teenagers who fled before police arrived to ensure no untoward incidents happened.