Wednesday, September 22, 2010

CASINO in second poorest state.

SABAH'S PKR Director of Communications, Ronnie Klassen today demanded the Chief Minister of Sabah, Datuk Musa Aman to come clean and explain the purported plans that a CASINO is on the cards in Prime Minister's Najib Tun Razak ‘Economic Transformation Plans (ETP)’.

Musa Aman must explain to Malaysians in Sabah "Has the State Government of Sabah given the ‘Approval’ for the go-ahead of a CASINO? If Musa Aman has given the nod for this Casino, when and why was it APPROVED?"

During the ETP open day yesterday, the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) revealed that the government was considering building a 500-acre ‘eco-nature’ resort in Sabah, as part of a concerted effort to push Malaysia onto the integrated resort (IR) bandwagon and that the option to build a casino is on the table for the Karambunai IR, alongside a mangrove centre, water theme park and waterfront properties to ensure a higher return on investment (ROI).

“We want the Musa Aman Administration to come out clean and explain whether they have given any approval or are contemplating building a casino in Sabah. Even though there has been no official admission from the Barisan Nasional (BN) government, the facts allude to the strong case where a casino will be built, under the guise of ensuring a higher ROI. All points lead to the fact that a casino will be established. Can our honorable Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman confirm or deny this"?

Klassen further stressed that the proposal to build a casino showed how the present government administration is intent on ‘popularizing gambling’ in the country, barely months after the huge outcry over Tan Sri Vincent Tan’s abortive attempt to introduce football betting.

Local council state laws in Sabah,requires a company to apply for a "trading license" to do any form of business,and trading licenses are issued by the respective District Councils,Municipal Councils or City Hall.The Federal Treasury through the approval from the Federal Cabinet may Approve such a CASINO license, but without the issuance of a trading licence, such a CASINO will not be able to operate even with the approval from the Prime Minister himself,.stress Ronnie.

If the Federal Cabinet had tabled and Approved for a CASINO in Sabah, that would imply that the Minister's from Sabah namely, Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, Datuk Maximus Ongkili, Datuk Shafie Apdal and Datuk Anifah Aman had given their consent.

Did these ‘honourable’ Minister's take into account the social and moral implications, that would affect Sabahans or where they blinded by greed?

“We demand a full explanation from Musa Aman,where is the transparency,credibility and accountability which the UMNO/BN Government of Sabah being boasting all these while"?

The Pakatan Rakyat Government would never agree to a project that has social ills and worst off bankrupt the people. We will not allow, Ah Longs, illegal money lenders or bonafide banks a field day to destroy family's through gambling.

“As it is, the slot machine clubs in Sabah has brought disaster to many family's,many of which have now suffered broken families and debts all in the name of gambling.”

78 comments:

  1. It's a golden handshake for the cm to leave voluntarily.

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  2. Wah now history repeats itself for Sabah. It is just like the late Tun Mustapa era. Hentam here and there...
    Itulah Sabahans sibuk gaduh sama sendiri, angkat kaki kuat kuat, singarung hari hari, pemimpin jual Sabah pun tida sedar!!!
    Sorrylah saya tinggal diluar negeri, saya suda lama sedar ini semua....akan terjadi...

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  3. so far there is still no official statement from the PM or the umno/BN leaders in Sabah related to this issue. whether true or not, the proposal to build casinos in this state should take into consideration the majority of the people of Sabah..

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  4. Ada kebaikan dan keburukan membina sebuah kasino di Sabah. Pertimbangan yang wajar diperlukan sebelum meluluskan projek ini.

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  5. during World Cup, there are a person/group who distribute leaflets in Sabah stated that the BN government had approved the license to allow betting. but KM has made his statement on media that the information on it was incorrect and an attempt to tarnish the government’s image. So, the possibility of these casino issue was also deliberately held by certain parties.

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  6. berita mengenai pembinaan kasino di Sabah hanyalah khabar angin sahaja, berita ini belum tahu lagi kebenarannya, PM dan KM Sabah harus tampil memberikan penjelasan kepada rakyat mengenai hal ini agar tidak timbul kekeliruan di kalangan rkyat.

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  7. Nothing is confirmed yet. Why don't we wait and see how the story goes.

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  8. We not to believe with all this rumours. are you sure that CASINO will develop in Sabah or this all just want to make Sabahan dislike with CM sabah. I guess we thing first before make the our assumption.

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  9. If it's true that the government is planning to build a casino in Sabah, I would definitely protest but for now, we can't do anything yet. So far there is no sources saying that the plan has been approved. Let's wait till the CM provide us explanation.

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  10. Perkara ini belum mendapat kepastian lagi, kita tunggu saja perkembangan dan penjelasan KM.

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  11. Casino won't be available in Sabah.

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  12. If approved, "This is it" you know what I mean.

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  13. its not confirm yet as far as i concern..

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  14. so far, the project has not been confirmed yet and no official statement about this. so, its better to not make any assumptions.

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  15. I thought all this Sabah BN muslim leaders are
    pious people especially the CM who prays five times a day.

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  16. there's pro and cons if the casino will be build..just like the 4D which Anwar approved before in Sabah..

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  17. wait till its confirm then full explanation should be given by the authority..

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  18. Huhh??!!! Really??? can't believe what i've read!! I knew, Musa Aman is the one who rejected such kind of activities, but now why???? something twisted here... hmm

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  19. Why do you say it as if the casino has already been approved?

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  20. There is no solid proof that a casino will be built at karabumnai, a casio is supposed to be built near Mt .Kinabablu that I know of. Still valid ?

    I guess there is pros and cons in any projects.
    It is a matter of how one view and handle the issues!! negatively or positively ???

    The people have to decide what is best for the state and the country.

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  21. This matter haven't been decided yet. Cool down.

    But how about all the 4Ds? Magnum, Toto, STC? Isn't it is also based on gambling? Why people never talk about this? Because it is a small matter? not as big as when a casino is up?

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  22. so, all illegal gaming should be closed too...

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  23. I really want to see the opposition parties voiced they objections on all illegal gaming considered as haram in Malaysia. not only for this casino.. be real, honest and transparent, not influenced by political interest.

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  24. Stop issuing gambling permit. No more casino in Malaysia.

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  25. Maybe Sabah will become the richest state after the casino started operation. Because it can attract million of tourist from oversea.

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  26. This is only rumour. Karambunai admitted no application have made.

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  27. On the ETP day itself, dtk abdul rahman dahlan said there's no mentioned of the word "CASINO" ever...just resort. M'siakini,anwar and ronnie klassen are just making baseless assumption since they hv nothing much to say already

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  28. Hal ni belum diputuskan lagi so tak payahlah kecoh sangat. Saya yakin kajian pasti dibuat sedalam mungkin sebelum membuat keputusan..
    Haraplah:)

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  29. Apapun, saya harap hal ni tak dijadikan isu utk kepentingan pihak tertentu. Lebih baik bagi kerjasama utk selesaiakn masalah daripada asyik mencari kesalahan pihak lain.

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  30. Dulu di Kedai kopi saya dengar mahu dibina di kundasang.. Sekarang ni saya dengar lagi di Karambunai. Memang sah gosip! hahaha

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  31. Karambunai Corp telah membuat kenyataan di Bursa Malaysia, menafikan pernah menghantar cadangan rasmi kepada kerajaan Malaysia mahupun menulis dokumen bertulis dengan mana-mana pihak ketiga lain berkaitan dengan rancangan untuk membina kasino di Karambunai. ini menunjukkan bahwa kasino takkan dibina di Sabah, kabar angin ini tidak benar.

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  32. Like it or not, there will always be gambling whether or not there is a Casino. Are you so ignorant to think there are no underground, sports betting, undeground 3D, 4D, or underground gambling den?

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  33. Setahu saya pembinaan kasino belum disahkan benar.. So selagi kerajaan blm sahkannya, selagi tu lah hal ni hanyalah khabar angi saja.

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  34. betulkah sudah ada casino di Sabah? peliklah saya sebab hal-hal belum tentu betul sudahpun tersebar luas di seluruh Malaysia...hari tu masa dicadangkan di Kundasang, ramai yang membantah..dan Karambunai???

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  35. Harap kerajaan dapat jelaskan hal ni sebelum ramai pihak keliru. Tanggani hal ni dengan baik dan pastikan ia tak dipolitikkan!!!

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  36. Kalau boleh nda payah lah bah bina.. Bagus lagi guna bajet tu utk buat hal yang lebih mendatangkan manfaat pada rakyat kan :)

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  37. Tapi kalau mahu dibina juga, bah buatlah pertimbangan yang sewajarnya k. Jangan lepas bina baru menyesal. hehe

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  38. Tapi jangan risau lah... Gosip ja ba ni:P

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  39. As long as the Casino is managed and controlled properly, it won't neccessarily be a bad thing. If higher taxes are imposed on gambling business, therefore, there would be more money going into the public coffers. Not only that, it can become on of the public attractions we have to offer. And imposing strict measures to prevent locals to enter.

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  40. Karambunai Corp Bhd says that it has not up to date submitted any official proposal to the Malaysian government, nor has it penned any written documents with any other third parties in respect of any plan to build a casino in Karambunai.

    In a reply to query from Bursa Malaysia Securities, Karambunai said it cannot be held responsible for any press actions or speculation to write that “…the option to build a casino is on the table for the Karambunai IR….”

    Karambunai explained that since it was a key player of tourism in Sabah, its General Manager of the Nexus Karambunai Hotel has been officially invited as a member of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) driven NKEA (New Key Economic Areas) Tourism lab to attend, together with other members of private and public sector, to assist in governmental efforts to identify high-growth tourism potential to propel the country towards achieving Vision 2020.

    During the lab sessions, its representative has been discussing and disclosing drawings in Karambunai with members of the private and public sectors as to the manner in which Karambunai as a member of private sector may assist in this direction.



    PEMANDU is free to use any drawings conducted in the lab sessions, but chooses drawings from Karambunai which has copyrights source and status.

    To Karambunai, these chosen drawings are merely meant as a plan.

    However, it is honoured that PEMANDU uses these plans discussed in the tourism lab and disclosed to demonstrate as a tourism initiative to assist PEMANDU attaining national objective.

    The recent public information simply mentions the existence of an integrated resort in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and has not disclosed and named specifically Karambunai as a party, Karambunai said.

    Also, up to date, Karambunai has not received any official communication from any governmental source.

    Hence, the management is of the opinion that there are not any corporate developments which merit public disclosure.
    -- BERNAMA

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  41. I would not advise anyone to put their money in Karambunai shares even though the rumors caused the share prices increases. It is unlikely that the casino proposal will be approved.

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  42. The Malaysian Insider should make an explanation too about where the source of this information they get, since Datuk Rahman said the government has never been mentioned about the establishment of casino in these state during the open day of Economic Transformation Plan.

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  43. Since Sabah is the second poorest state, more reason to build a casino to help with the economy and generate job opportunities.

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  44. We should just wait for any further clarification on this matter.

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  45. casino will never be built in Sabah since Datuk Rahman and Karambunai Corp also has denied this report.

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  46. Don't mind if we have one.

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  47. Tak mungkinlah ada kasino di sini.

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  48. Terpulanglah dengan kerajaan mahu buat ataupun tidak.

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  49. Kita tunggu sajalah keputusan terakhir kerajaan.

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  50. There will be no casino in the state. Period.

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  51. why not casino? baguslah sekurang-kurangnya semua yang taik-taik dan kaki-kaki judi tak buang duit keluar Sabah/M'sia...so apa salahnya ada casino di Sabah. dan lepas tu, kalau memang casino memang sudah dibina di Sabah, pandai-pandailah tahan hati dan godaan nak berjudi...

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  52. kenapa nak bantah tentang penubuhan casino di negeri termiskin ni? kenapa boleh plak ada casino di Genting dan lihatlah ekonomi Genting Highland sekarang...

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  53. I think its ok to have a casino in Sabah on condition that only those with CM or Mentri Besar titles can enter and gamble.

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  54. Sampai hari ini, masih belum ada kepastian dengan keputusan membuat Kasino ini. Nampaknya ini hanya khabar angin sahaja.

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  55. I wonder if there is any progress with this issue.

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  56. Naaaah,,, kalau di Pulau Pinang, diurang bilang tidak mau derma haram, macam tuu derma untuk orang tua.... mau kasi balik lagi tuuu... macam mana sekarang? Musa sondiri mau kasi approved ini barang...

    Satu lagi isu sia mau kasi tau kamu orang UMNO yang hypocrite.... kalu mau beli 4D 15% bayar pigi sama kerajaan... wang ini pigi mana? Kalau kita kira 15% ini boleh berbilion ringgit setiap bulan. ... nah ini bukan wang haram kah? tapi bila UMNO kasi sama rakyat bole kata wang halal,,,,!!!!! tapi kalau Menteri Besar si Pulau Pinang,,, kasi duit sama rakyat terutama orang tua... bilang nya duit haram.... ???

    Orang Malaysia UMNO memang hypocrite to the higest order la... bagus kasi sama orang Sabah yang miskin

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  57. Bagus kalau si Osu main di Kasino sondiri, daripada main di England kan? ada juga orang kita kana kasi tokis duit Kasino!!!

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  58. baaa ngaam lah!!!!! orang tai judi jangan lagi di tangkap main 10sen 10 sen... ini main kua merah pun di tangkap. tarang tarang main casino kasi approval ka?

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  59. Mr. Klassen thank you for this info. Now i know where to go. I don;t have to go that far to Genting to play.

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  60. hsj said...

    There will be no casino in the state. Period.
    September 30, 2010 8:10 PM

    Ala.... hsj... kalau 4D dihalalkan why not ada casino? you are hypocrite indeed.

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  61. Orang Sabah bukan miskin bah, itu pemimpin semua kaya. Orang Sabah bodoh bila mengundi tida pandai pilih, senang kena beli bah, terutama sekali itu orang kampung, tanah dia orang kena jual olih pemimpin pun tida sedar.
    Nanti kana cakap manis manis dan kena tipu hela semua pun percaya....itulah jadinya sekarang!!!

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  62. Suppose Gov reduce the gambling activities in the state.

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  63. Tidak akan ada pembinana kasino di sabah.

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  64. Kalau kerajaan buat sesuatu ada saja yang tidak kena, sedangkan kasino yang diuar-uarkan ini hanya khabar2 angin saja.

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  65. Pembinaan kasino ini memang mendapat bantahan dari pelbagai pihak, tapi kalau boleh perkara ini perlu dipastikan terlebih dahulu, janganlah sikit2 pun terus hentam! bawalah berbincang. Macam mana Economic Transformation Plans (ETP) dapat laksanakan kalau asyik hentam saja...

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  66. Jasa Anwar meluluskan lesen judi sewaktu beliau menjadi Menteri Kewangan tidak wajar kita lupakan. Sahabat2 'judi' Anwar iaitu TS Vincent Tan, pemilik Berjaya Toto serta memiliki beberapa kasino di luar negara juga tidak harus kita lupakan sama sekali. Anwar juga bertanggungjawab meluluskan banyak lesen judi 'jackpot' di Kelab milik Berjaya Group - Tropicana Golf & Country Club... Lim Guan Eng wajar menarik balik lesen premis Berjaya Toto yang diluluskan PBT di Pulau Pinang. Selangor juga wajar berbuat perkara yang sama, bukannya hanya pandai menghalang judi.

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  67. Not enough with sport club( slot machine club ) which like mushroom grown after rain stand along main road around the city?
    Do we need casino to boast our economy?

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  68. This is a case of the saucepan calling the kettle black!

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  69. WTF?!I'm a hypocrite? A 4D outlet is only a small shop. Casino is damn big, show it to me if it is possible to be here. ANONYMOUS, YOU'RE AFRAID.

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  70. A very interesting piece. ...rakyaat Sabah kena jual oleh pemimpin pun belum sedar lagi!!! In semua tong tai sudah keluar perlahan lahan, gadu sama sendiri mau rebut kekayaan Sabah...ooi orang Sabah bangunlah, kada singarung nopo.....

    SAPP distorting old issues: PBS



    Kota Kinabalu: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) said Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) is digging up old issues to discredit the Barisan Nasional (BN) government because they lack a solid and relevant platform to offer.

    In doing so, SAPP had also presented these old issues in a misleading light, especially where they bring to fore the matter of guilt by association of its President, Datuk Yong Teck Lee, said PBS Chief Information Officer, Datuk Johnny Mositun.

    "Yong is deliberately issuing misleading statements on old issues and taking these out of context to discredit Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan and the State Government in general.

    "He is conveniently ignoring the fact that in all instances he was a senior member of the administration and privy to all that went on.

    Why didn't he speak up then if he felt strongly about those issues?" he asked, Monday.

    Mositun, who is also Deputy Assembly Speaker, was responding to Yong's recent comments on the sale of Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) 17 years ago and a minerals prospecting licence issued to an Australian firm that covered several parts of Sabah, including the Maliau Basin.

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  71. Well looking from what is going on in Sabah, whatever it is PKR will stand no chancelah, ans SAPP might have a slight chance and maybe USNO under Karim Ghani will come up if it gets registered....
    As long as PKR people cannot unite, no chance lah....Umno will be foreverlah...and Sabah will be gone forever...

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  72. Ok what if we have casino here...not only it can generate more income to the state, it will also going to cater thousands of job opportunity for Sabahan...it also can attract more tourist to come to Sabah not just for sight seeing but also to gamble..the more they use their money, the more we made profit out of it...

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  73. Jika benar hal ini, bukankah bagus demi negeri sabah???
    negeri sabah juga akan semakin maju dan masyrakatnya juga akan hidup senang dan sebagainya...

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  74. Memang betul kata Poker itu. tapi kita mengharapkan sekiranya pun ada judi di negeri ini. Orang islam itu ingat-ingatlah diri itu lah. Sedarkanlah diri itu orang islam. Judi haram untuk agama kita.

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  75. I 'm afraid this will be an addiction to the poorest people in the poorest state. They should think about what they should do before making matters worse.

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