Inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun and his delegation’s study trip to Turkey was paid for by lottery operator Da Ma Cai, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Lim said that although the trip had been approved by the Totalisator Board – an agency under the Finance Ministry – the money did not come from the government.
“The source of funding is not the Finance Ministry. “The source of funding is Da Ma Cai, a number forecasting company, so they didn’t get a penny from us,” he told reporters in Putrajaya today.
The Totalisator Board was set up under the Racing (Totalisator Board) Act 1961 to control and coordinate all betting on horse races in the country.
Previously, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin confirmed that Fuzi headed a team of senior officers on a study tour to Istanbul to learn about combatting online gambling, and that the trip was sponsored by the board.
Sarawak Report has received hints of an exciting new training opportunity targeted at top cops (plus ANO), which is to be sponsored by an association of massage parlour owners in KL.
Twenty first class returns are on offer to Amsterdam in order to study policing challenges in Red Light Districts. There will be an opportunity to meet local officers who work the beat and to observe first hand the nature of the problem.
The entire party will be looked after from start to finish in a 5 star hotel in Central Amsterdam over a six day period and a prominent tour company will escort them and their companions to all the cultural sites, treating them to famous Dutch delicacies and free beverages.
A highlight will be the canal tour and a naughty peek at one of the famous canabis cafes that operate in the city (don’t inhale the air too deeply in there).
It goes without saying the massage parlour association will expect absolutely no leniency or favours from police officers in return or consider their pampered guests to be beholden in any way.
What’s to turn down?