"We have many different races in this country. We cannot stop people from taking what to them is not haram, (but) for us is haram," he said at the Perdana Leadership Foundation here.
"It is the same with other things which are haram. Muslims must not be involved. Like the lottery.... Muslims who are found buying will be arrested."
"To the Muslims, don’t. Until now, we have never allowed Muslims to be involved in betting, but if they are to go to Singapore to get involved, we can’t do anything," he said.
"I think the objections are more political, not so much (because of) Islam," he said, adding that he believed Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had a political motive when he announced the state government’s decision to prohibit sports betting in the state.
"Lim does not eat pork now because he is good friends with PAS. So, he would not be involved in betting, too," he quipped.
ha ha ha ...Damn you're right Dr. M, thank you for rescuing me from being such a mug. Now i realised I've fooled by the oppositions leaders all this while. They made me believe that it's not good to Muslims & many others of that betting activities but hardly justify all the good it brings to the country when the betting being legalised. Islam don't allow to bet but still some Muslim are so wished to bet their lucks & still lingering around the prohibited betting outlets .
My oh my.... actually this don't surprise me abit. Just devastated as he is a Muslim. Seemingly like one. Considering he purely meant business, yeah of course, why not we soon legalise all activities of prostitution, human trafficking, drug, booze, selling weapons to public, police brutality, street fighting, all other illegal things. Such is life huh? Surely government would get its route one in obtaining more on the tax revenues which would help to fill government coffers. Money, money, money. Hopefully by then they can stop giving lame excuse such as allocating billions RM in subsidies to our own people would soon bankrupt the country in a few years time, instead of admitting the facts we're losing a lot of money due to the mismanagement of the highest order. Gain more, they'll be misleading more and more, wasting more too. God damn it! Earnestly I beseech of why not we just waste those scumbags instead.