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Gaming equipment destroyed
Published on: Friday, July 03, 2020
By: Stefyanie Myla Micheal
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Zaini looking at some of the exhibits.
Kota Kinabalu: The district police headquarters (IPD) on Thursday disposed of 812 gambling-related machines worth RM180,000, which were court exhibits, through the electric and electronic waste (e-waste) disposal system enforced by the Department of Environment (DOE).

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Zaini Jass said the disposal involved 13 investigation papers with 47 arrests from 2005 to 2020 that had been completed, in line with the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.

“There were one case per year in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2020 and four cases in 2009. Among the exhibits destroyed were 152 monitors, 149 CPUs, 137 keyboards and 28 gambling machines,” he told a press conference during at the Kota Kinabalu IPD store in Kepayan, near here.

According to Zaini, in 2008, the DOE published an e-waste guide entitled “Guidelines for the Classification of Used Electrical and Electric Equipment in Malaysia”, which defined e-waste as electric and electronic goods that are no longer used or damaged.

“The e-waste could pose danger if not handled properly and if it is not disposed properly, it can cause serious pollution problems as e-waste contains some contaminants such as lead,” he said.

Zaini said all the collected e-waste will be managed by Syarikat Lagenda Bumimas Sdn Bhd. for recycling purposes.

Also present were Sabah Deputy police commissioner Sabah Datuk Mazli Mazlan, State Police Crime Investigation Department Head SAC Datuk Jauteh Dikun and Kota Kinabalu Police Chief ACP Habibi Majinji among others.


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