More detail is emerging on the arrest a week ago of 15 employees at the Victor Chandler International customer service and IT centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The latest news is that the 15 have been released on bail without being charged, and are required to report to the police later this week. In the meantime, Victor Chandler International has sent a team to Kualua Lumpur to enquire into the nature of the arrests and any charges that may be made.
It is understood that the arrests were made as part of wider enforcement action by the Malaysians in an attempt to curtail illegal gambling in the region due to signs of increased betting on the Euro 2008 football championships in Europe. There have been thus far unsubstantiated claims by the authorities that bets up to $5 million a month from China and other eastern countries were being facilitated through the region.