JOHOR BARU: Johor police will conduct an internal investigation into allegations that a district police chief was involved in illegal gambling.

State police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the investigation would be conducted after a video clip went viral on Tuesday.

In the four-minute video, Yusuf Azmi and Ustaz Abd Halim from the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) claimed that illegal gambling activities were rampant in Johor.

Yusuf alleged that illegal gambling outlets were mushrooming in the state because they have been “protected” by the police for many years.

He also alleged that in the Kluang district, illegal gambling outlets operated as cafes and were “untouchable” because of this “police protection”.

“I immediately ordered an internal investigation after the video went viral last night,” Comm Mohd Khalil told reporters on Wednesday.

He was speaking after attending a closed-door meeting with Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation senior vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye at the Johor Police contingent headquarters here.