Veteran Singapore actor and comedian Henry Thia, known affectionately by Singaporeans as “Hui Ge”, is being investigated by the Singapore Police Force for appearing in a video that allegedly promoted a gambling site.
Thia was seen featured in a YouTube video advertisement for an app described as being the “ultimate live football app”.
He was seen in the video scrolling through his phone when he happened upon the app before two “clones” of himself appeared and urged him to download the app, telling him that it was safe to do so.
There was nothing wrong with the ad until the final seconds, when Thia showed the contents of his phone to the camera with the words “get extra 10% on winnings!” being shown.
The website is apparently operating as an online casino.
The Singapore Police Force said that they were alerted to the incident via a police report and are currently investigating.
King Kong Media Production also confirmed that they were alerted to the video and that Thia is assisting the police with their investigations.
They added that they can’t make any public statements because the investigations are still ongoing.
The video ad has also since been taken down.
- Thing is if the gambling casinos can operate with license then what’s wrong with advertising?
- gambling/gaming advertising is not allowed by law here, not even for local legal casino. Even Sg Pools ads do not promote their gaming products, it is either to encourage responsible gaming or avoid illegal gaming channels.
- There you go, an inspiration for his next comedy movie