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Sabah should allow casino operations: FCAS
Published on: Sunday, March 26, 2023
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Sabah should allow casino operations: FCAS
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KOTA KINABALU: The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) has supported the Sarawak Government’s recent statement, that it could not rule out the possibility of developing Borneo Highlands into the country’s “second Genting Highlands”.

Its President Tan Sri TC Goh said that the Sabah Government too should perhaps give it a thought – to allow for casino operations at a suitable location, with proper rules and strict guidelines in place.

“If the peninsula and Sarawak are allowed to operate casinos to help stimulate tourism, the entertainment industry and related economic sectors, then Sabah too should consider making such a move,” he said in a statement, Sunday.

Goh who is also a committee member of the Sabah Economic Advisory Council (SEAC) recalled that Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan too had made a similar proposal last year.

Jeffrey said the Sabah Government would propose the Federal Government transform Sabah into duty-free heaven, besides allowing it to set up a casino in a selected tourist spot in the state.

This was aimed chiefly to transform Sabah into a premier tourist destination in Asean.

However, he said such proposal should only be allowed to carry out if all quarters concerned are of the opinion that it will bring more benefits than harm.

Goh who is also Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) President was responding to Sarawak Education, Innovation and Talent Development Minister Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn’s statement on Saturday that, he has no qualms about opening a casino in Borneo Highlands, adding that the casino may help spur the state’s economy.



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