Kuala Simpang Shari'a Court Decision No. 23 of 2015: Gambling

The prosecution submitted that, on Friday 28 August 2015 at around 10.00pm, the accused was found providing gambling facilities to the public. Specifically, the accused had, for the past three months, been facilitating bingo-style (toto gelap) bets via a mobile phone for a larger gambling agency in Hong Kong, and taking as much as a 7 per cent commission for every number issued. The prosecution submitted that this type of activity was in contravention of arts 5 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 two mobile phones, as well as corroborating information provided by three police witnesses, the court found the accused guilty of the charges submitted by the prosecution. Citing Surah Al-Maidah verse 90, and, pursuant to art 23(2) of Aceh Qanun No. 7 of 2013 on Criminal Procedure, taking into account time already served by the accused on remand, the court sentenced the accused to nine strokes of the cane.

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