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Entertainment Clubs in Federal Territories not above the Law

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 21 (Bernama) - Entertainment clubs in the Federal Territories are not above the law, said Azman Mahmood, chief coordinator of Fight Illegal Activities Integrated Operation or Ops BAH, in dismissing claims that some entertainment outlets were granted immunity from prosecution. "In the Federal Territories there are about 1,800 clubs which must be checked and we are going to all these clubs. If you have committed an offence, action will still be taken no matter what. There is no such thing as immunity," he said after leading a raid on a prominent nightclub here early today.

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