Exclusion orders bar recipients of public assistance from casinos

Straits Times Forum

Published on Jun 23, 2012

MR LEONG Sze Hian (‘Worry over casino gambling statistics’; Tuesday) suggested that recipients of long-term ComCare assistance be barred from the casinos.

Under the third-party casino exclusion orders by the National Council on Problem Gambling, recipients of long-term ComCare financial assistance have been barred from entering the casinos since their opening.

We will continue to strengthen the social safeguards for problem gambling as necessary.

Yoganathan Ammayappan

Director, Gambling Safeguard Division

Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports


About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.