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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Cabinet to discuss action on Bloomberg's casino report


The cabinet is expected to discuss in its meeting tomorrow a media report alleging Putrajaya is in talks with tycoons over opening a casino in Forest City, Johor.

Government spokesperson Fahmi Fadzil told reporters earlier today that the government will discuss its next course of action regarding the report by Bloomberg, which quoted sources saying Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim had met Berjaya Corp founder Vincent Tan and Genting Group’s Lim Kok Thay to discuss the matter.

"On the issue of Bloomberg, I have yet to get all the details.

"We have a cabinet meeting tomorrow. Perhaps there will be more information by then. But so far there is nothing new.

"I was informed that several police reports have been lodged, but I have yet to see the report. Maybe I will have to wait for the cabinet report first," the communications minister told reporters when met in Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor when asked for an update on the issue.

Government spokesperson Fahmi Fadzil

Berjaya lodged a police report on April 26 urging the authorities to identify the unnamed sources quoted by Bloomberg in its report.

The company also denied there was any such discussion with the government.

In a statement, Berjaya said the report had tarnished its image and believed that police would take the necessary steps to investigate the matter.

According to the company, they believed the malicious report was aimed at causing political disruption and eroding the public's trust and perception of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar and Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

Berjaya had urged Bloomberg and The Edge Singapore, which had picked up the story, to remove any "inaccurate information" that misrepresented the company’s purported meeting with Anwar about reviving the multibillion ringgit mega project.

The prime minister had also refuted the report saying it was a blatant "lie" and urged authorities to take the appropriate actions against the news company.

Besides Berjaya, Genting Malaysia Berhad had also denied the claim that the company was involved in the purported talks. - Mkini

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