Gerakan: One casino enough - Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia

Gerakan: One casino enough

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia does not need more than one casino, according to Gerakan.

Party secretary-general Liang Teck Meng (pic) told reporters on Thursday that  "generating revenue" should not be made an excuse to build a casino.

He was referring to the proposal by the Penang Front Party (PFP) to build a casino in Penang.

The Penang Front Party (PFP) was formed in 2014, claiming to have had 2,000 members and the support of 44 Chinese non-governmental organisations at the time.

"If that was the case, then every state would build a casino. Imagine if it starts there (Penang), then Malacca, Johor, and all will do it.

"That's not how it should be, one in Genting Highlands is enough for the country," he said.

Liang, however, added that unless the government found the proposed casino was "truly useful for the country and economy", it should not pursue it.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had shot down the suggestion for a casino, saying it was uncalled for.





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