Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Datuk Ian Chin in the matter of Ritz v Osu Sukam

In refusing to register the UK judgement The Ritz Hotel Casino Ltd had obtained against Dato Seri Osu Sukam, a Sabah politician, Ian Chin, of the HC Sabah and Sarawak said:

"Malaysians are a God-fearing people, at least that is what the Rukunegara wants us to be, and to allow a foreign judgment which had enticed a person to gamble on credit and to gamble away the welfare of the family, and leaving the state to pick up the pieces and thus lead one away from the path God has shown us, would surely be against the principle of Belief in God, and believing in God means eschewing gambling since it is a form of covetousness, that is to desire to be rich quickly without working. "In other words, it is against the Rukunegara. Anything that seeks to go against the Rukunegara must surely be regarded as against public policy."

Nice sentiments-unfortunately seems to have ignored Government sanctioned gaming in Sabah, Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia, the Genting Casino..........
See also comments on this judgement at

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