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Thursday, July 07, 2005

What would you say?

The Borneo Post today carries a Bernama report in its count roundup of Kota Kinabalu the dismissal of the bid to register the English High Court’s judgment in the High Court of Sarawak and Sabah.

Ritz Hotel Casino Ltd and RHC Ltd from the United Kingdom are in their bid to recover RM7.14 million in gambling debt owed to them by former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Osu Sukam. The casinos have obtained judgment from the English High Court and is applying to register the judgment in High Court of Sarawak and Sabah.

Datuk Ian Chin, KK High Court Judge dismissed the application. Ian said this –

The world would be a much nicer place if no country would allow the recovery of judgment from a gambling debt which was the result, invariably, of the debtor being enticed to gamble on credit and beyond his means.

Ian further said in his judgment that a law be enacted to allow a gambler to sue a casino for having enticed to gamble beyond his means.

Well, gamblers being enticed to gamble? Casinos having enticed the gamblers to gamble beyond his means? Who is responsible?

If you were the judge, what would you say?

1 comment(s):

Osu should be made to pay for the debt. No running away and hiding. Be a responsible politician.
And it proves that politician is not really good people !

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:29 pm  

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