However,this move might cause social problems,or more accurately, make the problems worse,as stated by PAS during their demonstration to oppose this move.Though,i wanna remind you something, that is, gambling is there all these while,and so are the problems that co-exist,namely ceti haram,a-long etc.they will not dissapear in a short period of time. Whether you legalise betting or not they will still be there. So we can't blame the government's move for causing these problems, when we, ourselves, are the root of the problems.
Gambling or betting do not cause social problems.Failing to control ourselves does.
Tun Dr. Mahathir made a fair comment. According to Agenda Daily, he said
"Mungkin pendapat saya berbeza sedikit dengan orang lain. Sama ada lesen judi dikeluar atau tidak, judi tetap berlaku di negara kita kerana orang-orang Cina memang suka berjudi."
"Jadi kalau dia berjudi tanpa lesen, tidak ada satu cara untuk kita menentukan perjudian itu tidak berleluasa. Ini kerana judi tidak haram bagi orang Cina, tetapi haram bagi orang Islam dan orang Islam jangan berjudilah. Kalau mereka didapati berjudi tangkaplah mereka."
I agree with the statement. However,the "kerana orang-orang Cina memang suka berjudi" statement, in my opinion, can be cut off. No offense.
But i think along with this move,the government should include education as part of the package too. In fact,we're the ones who should play the role of educating those around us so that people would know better to make a wise choice,or at least control ourselves, to prevent the bad outcomes of uncontrolled betting. Although it looks ironic,but we are just doin our parts to prevent bad things from happening. Just like in some countries, drugs are prohibited but at the same time they set up centres for drug addicts to switch used syringes with new ones.It seems ironic and clashing with what they practise,like they are encouraging it in a way.But fact is, it actually helped reduce AIDS in the country.
Actually i think there are agendas more worth commenting in the government than the legalisation thing. Such as the recent idea of using RM600 million to build another Parliament building and Istana Negara. Here's a couple of photos of them i found on sites.
That is the Parliament..Now let's have a look of the National Palace
What i wanna ask is, do we actually need a new Parliament building?Not to mention of course,the national palace. I think it's enough with these majestic structures. Can't we wait until our country is richer?Those money should be used for the people,aren't they?
Why dun you use some portion of that money to help the Sarawak people instead of "making a deal with them" in the by-election?It came from our pockets anyway.
Why dun you use that money to provide or help the people in need?Or you can use it to do something for the subsidiaries about to be cut.
I just think it's too much. Just be careful so we dun end up like Greece.