PM denies rumours of casino licence for Forest City

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has denied reports that the government is mulling a second casino licence to revive Forest City in Johor.

In a brief response to the media, Anwar, who is also Finance Minister said: “On the casino license, it’s a lie, that’s not right. Nope.”

He was asked if reports that the government wanted a second casino licence for Forest City were true.

A Bloomberg report today claimed that Malaysia was in early discussions with tycoons on opening a casino in Forest City, in efforts to revive the RM478.35 billion property project.

Quoting sources, it said Anwar had met with Berjaya Corporation Berhad founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Genting Group’s Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay last week at the development in Johor.

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