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Shenzhen cops deny accusations on Weibo they play Majiang while on duty

Posted: 03/5/2013 7:00 am

Police in Shenzhen’s Longgang District have denied allegations made on Sina Weibo March 2 that their officers had regularly been playing Majiang in Western-style restaurant Farmost Coffee while on duty, Shenzhen Satellite Television reports.

A waitress from the restaurant in Pingdi Subdistrict told the TV station that the officers would regularly book a room for the discounted price of 135 yuan for an unlimited amount of time. The waitress added that the restaurant tended to see the most police officers on Saturdays and Sundays.

One of the policemen who frequented the restaurant was known to drive a public vehicle with the registration number B 2014. A picture of the vehicle was uploaded to Weibo along with the allegations.

An officer who is in charge of training at the police station said he would treat the allegations with the utmost seriousness.

Another officer at the station who was known to drive the vehicle claimed there had been a misunderstanding.

An investigation is ongoing.

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