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26 teams set up to combat election bookies in Penang

Penang police have set up 26 special intelligence teams to monitor bookie activities during the 13th General Election. Penang deputy police chief SAC Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said that the police are also seeking the help of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to gather information essential to tracking down the individuals or gambling syndicates involved.

He added that any arrests made will be investigated under Section 6 (3) of the Betting Act 1953 that stipulates a maximum five-year jail sentence or RM200,000 fine, or both, upon conviction.

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