The IGP asks, “If prostitution in Singapore is legal, why should they travel to Johor when it is easier to find one there?”
Answer: The mighty Singapore dollar makes it so much cheaper even when you include transportation and food.
And don’t be surprised if some enterprising ‘businessman’ conducted sex tours: bus them in and bus them back.
China Press said its report was based on interviews with several Singaporeans, some of whom claimed they typically spent between RM80 and RM150 on girls from Vietnam or China, depending on their age and appearance.
24 July 2017
Santiago: Do cops profit from forced prostitution?
The Klang MP says it’s hard to believe that police are oblivious to the activities of human trafficking syndicates.
PETALING JAYA: Klang MP Charles Santiago has urged Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar to find out whether rogue police officers are profiting from human trafficking.
Speaking to FMT, Santiago noted a report about the illegal import of prostitutes into Malaysia and pointed out that foreign women accounted for a large number of those caught in police raids on prostitution dens.
He said this seemed to suggest that human trafficking was involved.
“The movement of these women into the country could be done only through an organised effort,” he told FMT. “I find it difficult to believe that the police are oblivious of the various syndicates involved.”
An FMT report earlier quoted a former hotel security head as saying that hotel operators, taxi drivers and food service operators were among the people involved in the smuggling of prostitutes into the country.
Khen Han Ming, who is now the principal consultant of security firm JK Associates, alleged that many of the women were forced into prostitution and were kept in shop houses or cheap hotels modified into brothels. They could be seen in such busy areas as Bukit Bintang, Lorong Haji Taib and Chow Kit Road, he added.
Santiago said he had no knowledge of the extent of prostitution in the country, but added that Khen’s statement brought into question whether some police officers were benefiting from the trade.
“If these activities are happening under police watch, that could only mean that the police are either on the take or they don’t care,” he said.
23 July 2017
PENGERANG: A man with HIV was detained in raids at two massage parlours in Sungei Rengit on Friday.
The man was detained with a local man and four Nepalese men, believed to be workers at the outlets, together with 42 foreign guest relations officers (GROs) by Immigration officers.
“Initial investigations revealed that one of the men is HIV positive,” state Immigration enforcement chief Masri Adul said in a statement on Saturday.
Masri said the women GROs were aged between 21 and 37.
Twenty-six of them are Indonesians, while 15 are from Vietnam and the other from Thailand, he said.
All the detainees were taken to the Johor Immigration enforcement department at Kompleks Kementrian Dalam Negeri (KDN) at Setia Tropika for further action.
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/07/22/hiv-positive-man-nabbed-immigration-raid-johor/#vGG8j3BwckoJxlm7.99
20 July 2017
Don’t take prostitution issue lightly, IGP told
PPBM’s Syed Saddiq says he worries over a report about a Johor Bahru street turning into a red light district.
PETALING JAYA: PPBM Youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has accused Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar of making light of reports that a street in Johor Bahru may be a prostitution hub for Singaporean retirees.
The China Press recently reported that the street had earned a reputation as a red light district, thanks to the many elderly men from Singapore who head there for the services of prostitutes from Vietnam and China.
Johor native Syed Saddiq, however, said he believed the problem was serious enough to merit police attention.
He told FMT he was a frequent visitor to Singapore and his friends there would often “joke about how cheap it is for Singaporeans to get hookers” in Johor and elsewhere in Malaysia.
“I think this is quite saddening,” he said. “I don’t want to see my beautiful Johor transformed into Hooker Central.”
He said Khalid should not have been too hasty with his response to the China Press report, adding that it showed police were taking the matter too lightly.
He pointed out that prostitution was often linked to human trafficking.
“That these foreigners are brought in to work in the prostitution industry often means it also involves human trafficking,” he said. “They are often duped into the sex trade. But even if they get into the trade willingly, they lack legal recourse if anything happens.”
18 July 2017
GP disagrees JB haven for sex-starved Singaporeans
Khalid Abu Bakar says authorities have been able to contain prostitution.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police today questioned a report claiming that Johor Bahru was a destination of sex-starved Singaporeans, saying Malaysian authorities were more strict in laws against prostitution.
“If prostitution in Singapore is legal, why should they travel to Johor when it is easier to find one there?” Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters today.
He was responding to a report by China Press, which said that a street in Johor Bahru had now earned the reputation as a red-light district as “older men” from Singapore head there to seek services from Vietnamese and Chinese prostitutes.
Khalid said while prostitution existed in Malaysia, authorities had been able to contain it.
“Prostitution can be found in any part of the world, which is why we need to curb the vice,” he added.
17 July 2017
Singaporean ‘uncles’ flocking to JB for fun with hookers
Most of the senior citizens are willing to part with between RM80-150 each, every time they meet with hookers from Vietnam and China.
PETALING JAYA: There’s something tantalising across the Causeway and it’s neither the food nor shopping in Johor Bahru. For a number of Singaporean retirees, it’s the lure of foreign prostitutes that keeps them coming for more.
In an article in The Star Online, that quoted the China Press, a street in Johor Bahru has been earning a reputation for itself as a “red-light district”, thanks to the many older men from Singapore who head there to meet prostitutes from Vietnam and China.
The meeting places are common coffee shops dotting the street, where girls decked in revealing attire, approach the “uncles” as they are called.
…another Singaporean, refusing to give his name, said he and his friends headed to Johor Bahru at least once a week in search of these women. He also said they typically spent between RM80-150 on the girls each time they met, depending on the girl’s age and how she looked.
19 June 2017
#johorbahru Penahanan warga asing itu menerusi serbuan di pusat hiburan di Kompleks Bebas Cukai Stulang Laut.
SERAMAI 69 warga asing berusia 15 hingga 41 tahun ditahan dalam Op Gegar oleh Jabatan Imigresen malam tadi.
Ketua Pengarahnya, Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali berkata, penahanan warga asing itu dilakukan menerusi serbuan di pusat hiburan Kompleks Bebas Cukai Stulang Laut, pada 11.30 malam.
Beliau berkata, 57 wanita ditahan itu membabitkan 53 wanita Vietnam, dua Indonesia dan masing-masing seorang Thailand dan China.
6 June 2017
Sembilan warga tempatan dan 20 warga asing yang ditahan