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'Judi bola golek' lands four friends RM800 fine

Written by: Victor Charlie | 10 Jan 2018 19:11
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10 Jan 2018 19:11
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Playing a gambling board game known as 'judi bola golek' saw four friends slapped RM800 fine each at the Jalan Duta Magistrates' court on Wednesday.

According to the New Straits Times, the four, Kuang Wei Jun, 25, Choy Zi Cong, 19, Saipul Sinnal, 21 and an Indonesian named Sino, 18, pleaded guilty to the offence before Magistrate Maizatul Munirah Abd Rahman.

The quartet were ordered to serve a months' jail if they fail to pay the fine.

They were charged with playing the game near the Datuk Keramat light rail transit (LRT) at Lorong Keramat 13, Jalan Datuk Keramat, Wangsa Maju here at 9.50pm on Dec 22, 2016.

The game is played on a board which has coloured frames and a rubber ball that is rolled on it.

They were charged with gambling in a public place, an offence under Section 7(2) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 which carries a maximum fine of RM5,000 or a jail term of up to six months or both.

Earlier, all the accused pleaded for a minimum fine saying that they were unemployed and could not afford to pay a high amount of fine.

Deputy public prosecutor Noorelynna Hanim Abd Halim prosecuted while the four accused were unrepresented.

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