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They can check by your ISP, anyway they are talking about me aka DatukGoh- who is going to win? Brazil???Let me know..

KUALA LUMPUR: A special task force has been set up to curb illegal online sports betting during World Cup 2010.

The task force, called Penggempur, to be led by federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin will closely monitor more than four local syndicates believed to be active in sports betting over the years.

Initial investigation revealed that some of the syndicates were headed by individuals with “Datuk” titles.

Police, said Comm Bakri, were also working closely with Interpol to trace the possible links between local syndicates with international groups.

Other than Interpol, the police were also working closely with the Malaysian Communications and Multi­media Commission (MCMC) to gather information on Internet gambling.

Action will be taken against those found guilty under the Money Laundering Act and Preventive law.

As for the task force, Comm Bakri said he would be assisted by federal anti-vice and gaming principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm (II) Datuk Hasnan Hassan.

Bakri said the task force had been formed at the district and contingent levels, and would be monitored by the commanding officer of each state.

Separately, Bernama reported that Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong said action would be taken on betting syndicates under the Open Gaming House Act 1953, Betting Act 1953, Computer Crime Act 1997 and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

“Offences under these Acts carry a maximum five-year prison sentence, and a maximum fine of RM200,000 for the gambler and operator of the gambling machines,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here.

The public can pass information on gambling activities by contacting Rakan Cop at 03-21159999 and the Bukit Aman MCC Control Room at 03-22663333/3444.