Thursday, 15 April 2010

Too Many 4-D special Draws 万字特别开彩

 许多市民向亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士投诉,有关政府近年来所批准搏彩公司‘特 别开彩’的问题,他们担忧这将导致不良的影响。 他们投诉说除了平常每周4次的开彩以外,为什么还会有那么多的‘特别开彩’。  民众说由于有太多的万字开彩,造成严重的赌博风气大增,尤其是在沙巴州。  因着万字赌博彩导致人民失财,更加严重的是沙巴州的巨大资金已经严重流失,过户到西马的博彩公司口袋里。  由于耗费在万字赌博,导致许多人士已经面对金钱困难,有的甚至要向‘阿窿’借钱来周转。  这已成为一种严重的社会病态,然而政府仍然鼓励这种赌博的活动,因为要征收博彩税,害苦了人们。

Many public concerns over the many “special draws” by the 4-D outlets approved by the government over the years have been forwarded to the attention of the Parliament by the Kota Kinabalu Dr. Hiew King Cheu. This is after complaints received on why so many special draws were allowed besides the normal 4 times a week draws. The people said there is too many draw that resulting in heavier gaming activities especially in Sabah. A lot of the people’s money is lost due to gambling on the 4-DIGITS, and Sabah State is losing plenty of money to the Semenanjung owned gaming companies. Many people already fallen into financial hardship due to heavy gambling on the 4-Ds, and some even go to seek Ah-Long for more money. This has become a social ill, and the government still encourages this gambling activity.


The reply from the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib cum Minister of Finance stated that the government only permitted 20 days on the Special draws for all the operators of the 4-Digits (NFO) to the 6 gaming outlets in Semenanjung Malaysia, 4 in Sabah and Sarawak for the year 2010 compared to the 27 days approved for 2009. There is now 120 draws all together, even though there is a reduction of 7 days as approved for 2010. He also replied that the gaming tax received by the government is used for the development purposes and for the administrative cost for the country. Many people said that this tax money gained from the gambling habits of the people is deemed to be “evil money”, and it is a fact that the tax money comes from some evil activities encourage by the government. If the government insist to allow this type of gambling activities to go on and granting more special draws over the years, that reflects the BN government is going against its principle, and may be the government coffer is already empty and have to turn to gambling tax to survive.

From the figure disclosed by PM Najib, there is a total of RM1,199,574,646.73 of gambling tax received from the 6 nos. gaming companies in Malaysia for the year 2009. The following figure was disclosed:-

TOTO         RM 459,600,452.05
Magneum   RM 401,283,257.55
Da Ma Ca   RM 265,531,593.04
Diriwan       RM   21,446,904.92           
STC            RM   21,068,136.56
Sarawak     RM   30,644,302.61
Total          RM 1,199,574,646.73 (RM1.199 billion)

The calculation of the taxation on gaming tax is based on 5%, therefore if we worked backward, and it is a staggering figure of RM24 billions on gambling per year,and this is not including the business volume of the “black market 4-Ds” which is believed to be doubling this figure. If the government further allows the number of special draws to be increased will definitely increase this figure. There were many special draws already since the 1st of January 2010 and the next one is 30th of March, 2010. Will there be any more coming next? The gambling is not doing any good to the poor people who try their luck to make some more money and fulfill their gambling urge. This is not to be encouraged especially during this economy difficulty time. I have seen people and poor workers gaming away their baby’s powder milk money and it is a sad story.

Therefore, we call for the government to cut all the special draws and reduce the weekly draws to only twice a week instead of 4 times a week.


Dr. Hiew King Cheu, KK MP.

万字特别开彩

许多市民向亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士投诉,有关政府近年来所批准搏彩公司‘特别开彩’的问题,他们担忧这将导致不良的影响。 他们投诉说除了平常每周4次的开彩以外,为什么还会有那么多的‘特别开彩’。  民众说由于有太多的万字开彩,造成严重的赌博风气大增,尤其是在沙巴州。  因着万字赌博彩导致人民失财,更加严重的是沙巴州的巨大资金已经严重流失,过户到西马的博彩公司口袋里。  由于耗费在万字赌博,导致许多人士已经面对金钱困难,有的甚至要向‘阿窿’借钱来周转。  这已成为一种严重的社会病态,然而政府仍然鼓励这种赌博的活动,因为要征收博彩税,害苦了人们。

首相拿督斯里纳吉兼财政部长回答说,在2009年批准总共二十七天的‘特别开彩’,比起现在政府批准了在西马的六家博彩公司(NFO),及4家在沙 巴的二十天‘特别开彩’只少了七天而已。 现在共有120次的开彩,即是在2010年批准减少了7天。  政府征收的博彩税是用于国家发展和管理经费。 很多人说从人民身上取得的赌博税被认为是‘罪恶的税钱’, 这是无可否认的事实,许多税款是由政府鼓励的罪恶活动中征收到的。 如果政府坚持让赌博活动继续进行下去,并且批准更多的‘特别开彩’, 这反映出国阵政府的原则是背道而驰的,也许可能是因为国阵政府国库是空的,所以转向征收赌博税以保生存。

从纳吉透露的数字中,在2009年马来西亚的六家博彩公司得到的总税额共计马币1,199,574,646.73。以下是2009年搏财业税收的数 字: -

多多博彩        :RM 459,600,452.05
万能集团        :RM 401,283,257.55
泛马博彩        :RM 265,531,593.04
Diriwan集团 :RM   21,446,904.92           
山打根赛马    :RM   21,068,136.56
砂捞越赛马    :RM   30,644,302.61
共计                :RM 1,199,574,646.73 (RM1.199 billion)

有关该博彩征税是于 5%来计算,因此可以发现到每年花钱在赌博的总数目约马币二百四十亿的惊人数字,这还没有包括‘黑市’的万字博彩,如果加起来计算,总数应该是该数目的两 倍。 如果政府继续允许‘特别开彩’的次数增加,购买博彩的数目肯定会增加。 从2010年1月开始已经有许多‘特别开彩’的次数,而下一次的‘特别开彩’是在3月30日。  以后会不会还有更多的‘特别开彩’呢? 赌博对穷人是没有好处的,尤其是想碰运气的心态想赢更多的钱的人。  在现在经济困难的期间,这是项不值得鼓励的事。 看到贫穷人士为了碰运气而输掉孩子的奶粉钱,是一件可悲的事。

因此,我们呼吁联邦政府即刻减少所有的‘特别开彩’,及减少每周4次,改为每周只有两次的开彩。