Idi Shari'a Court Decision No. 3 of 2012: Gambling

The prosecution submitted that, on 3 February 2012 at around 9.15pm, the accused was found providing gambling facilities to the public. Specifically, the accused had been facilitating bingo-style (toto gelap) bets via a mobile phone for a larger gambling agency by the name of Asiong, and taking 5 per cent commission for every number issued. The prosecution submitted that this type of activity was in contravention of arts 6(1) and 23(1) of Aceh Qanun No. 13 of 2003 on Gambling.

Based on items seized at the time of the arrest of the accused, which included IDR 48,000 in cash, as well as corroborating information provided by two police witnesses, the court found the accused guilty of the charges submitted by the prosecution. Citing Surah Al-Maidah verse 90, and noting that this was not the accused's first offence of this type, the court condemned his actions and sentenced him to twelve strokes of the cane.

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