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Malaysian authorities crack down on iGaming text advertising

17th November 2016 10:26 am GMT

Malaysia's Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has revealed that more than 12,000 phone numbers used to promote online gambling have been shut down.

The numbers were sending out communications for gambling operators via text message, prompting the Ministry to order telecommunications providers to shut them down under Section 263 of the country's 1998 Communications and Multimedia Act.

In total 12,449 numbers have been shut down, the Ministry said.

"Based on the analysis [...]

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