Special lottery draws increased in Malaysia, despite anti-gambling stance

The Malaysian government has reinstated the number of special lottery draws to 22 per calendar year despite the anti-gambling stance of the Islamist party that forms part of the ruling coalition. Revenues from taxes on gambling have increased from around RM1.26 billion (approx. £230 million) per year in 2012 to RM4.5 billion (approx. £820 million) in 2019.

Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysias-govt-increases-special-lottery-draws-despite-islamist-allys-anti-gambling