Crime & Courts

Genting casino brawl down to misunderstanding, not gangsterism, say cops [NSTTV]

KUANTAN: A recent brawl at a casino in Genting Highlands is not linked to gangsterism, says Pahang police chief Datuk Seri Yahaya Othman.

He said the fight which happened earlier this week, was sparked by a misunderstanding between a group of gamblers.

"The incident is not linked to gangsterism," he said when contacted yesterday.

"We believe the group of men regularly patronise the casino. The casino's security brought the situation under control (after the brawl broke out) before police were alerted."

It was previously reported that police detained four men aged 23 to 50 over the brawl. A video of the incident has since gone viral.

Then it was reported that police were tracking several other suspects who are still at large.

Yahaya said police are also looking into allegations that the brawl was linked to money-lending activities and that some policemen in the state were trying to cover up illicit activities in Genting Highlands.

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