DOHA, May 14 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has firmly said “no” to the idea of a possible second casino in the country.

 Speaking at the Qatar Economic Forum (QEF) 2024 here today, the prime minister said Malaysia is currently focusing on digital transformation, energy transition as well as artificial intelligence (AI) sectors.

Anwar, who is also the Finance Minister, said these are the sectors, among others, that are adequate to push future growth.

Therefore, under his administration, Anwar said there is “no need for a second casino (licence) in the country”.

 “Affirmative no! Malaysia does not have to venture into the (second) casino business. We are focusing on digital transformation, energy transition (and) AI, and we believe these are (among the industries that) adequate to push the country forward,” he told moderator Haslinda Amin in a plenary session here.

Anwar was asked whether Malaysia is considering allowing a second casino (licence) under the MADANI government.


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