Malaysiakini - Sports betting: 'Why are Jais and muftis silent?' - extract follows:
Shah Alam parliamentarian Khalid Samad hit out at the Selangor religious affairs department (Jais) and Selangor mufti Tamyes Abdul Wahid for being silent over the soccer betting license recently issued to the Berjaya Group courtesy of the federal government.
Their silence, Khalid said at a press conference in Shah Alam today, runs contrary to their earlier hardline and very vocal stand against the use of the term 'Allah' by non-Muslims.
Life’s a bitch, ain’t it, especially for JAIS and the Selangor Mufti wakakaka.
While I wouldn’t go to the extent of banning sports betting, I certainly wouldn’t promote it either. Thus, if it hasn’t gotten off the ground, then don’t approve it.
And who benefits if it does get approve, as it has already been!
Dear Vincent Tan of course - the dear close confidante of UMNO bigwigs.
Hmmm, I wonder what prompted RPK M2Day to allege that Ibrahim Ali owns shares in Ascot Sports, the gambling company owned by Vincent Tan.
Anway, Utusan Malaysia's Pak Kadir Jasin claimed that because Vincent Tan will benefit from the approval of football betting by as much as RM525 million, it proves that government largesse has gone mainly to Chinese – therefore he wants the government to give a fairer deal to the Malays, Aborigines and get this one (considering it's coming from an UMNO person, hope you don’t puke) Indians.
Pak Kadir has decided that from now on the once-marginalised-alone Indians (but good reliable BN voters) should have some company, namely the marginalised Malays and the marginalised everyone …
… except those Chinese who have been the principal ethnic group to benefit from government largesse.
What? You don’t believe him? Look at Vincent Tan!
Vincent Tan is typical of most Chinese, and most Chinese are like Vincent Tan, meaning they like him are blooming rich and powerful (mate of Dr Mahathir and various other PMs and Ministers – as we all know, most Chinese have PMs and Ministers as mates).
Anyway, once I wrote an article about the insidious cancer of gambling for CPI – see A disease deadlier than AIDS - I’ll post an expanded version one day.
I don’t suppose the Mufti of Selangor (and what about Mufti of Perak?) and JAIS would like to read my article?
Wakakaka – JAIS won't allow Christians to use the ‘Allah’ word but they closing one eye to gambling on football.