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Published: Monday December 9, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday December 9, 2013 MYT 6:37:48 AM

Syndicates recruiting Arabs and Africans to join Asian prostitutes

ADDING “flavour” to their already lucrative flesh trade, syndicates are recruiting young girls from Arab and African countries along with the usual crop of Asian girls to further boost their illicit coffers, Metro Ahad reported.

Immigration authorities were stunned with this latest trend of hiring out young girls from countries that had never before been associated with the sex trade.

The paper quoted Immigration en­­forcement director Zahari Abdul Aziz as saying the girls came in as tourists or students, mainly on social visit passes, before entering the sex trade.

He cited a case of a student from an Arab state who had purportedly come to study at a college in Johor.

“She was nabbed in Kuala Lumpur, and it was not even during the semester break,” said Zahari.

Two women from Yemen and two others from Pakistan and Sudan were picked up during raids between Sept 1 and Dec 1.

Zazhari said there were similar cases of girls from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar and South Korea.

Usually, he said, the foreign sex workers came from China, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.

> A YOUNG girl who followed her father to seek treatment from a bomoh for his stomach pain became a victim of the lustful medicine man, Sinar Harian reported.

The bomoh allegedly molested her while the father, a 46-year-old labourer from Sabak Bernam, Selangor, dozed off during the purported exorcism at the bomoh’s house to remove spirits that had allegedly caused the stomach pain.

Ahead of the 11.40pm incident on Friday, the bomoh ordered the father to lie down and covered his entire body with a cloth and switched off all the lights.

The bomoh then told the father that the spirits had entered the body of his 15-year-old daughter and she too would need treatment.

The Form Three student was then made to lie on a bed in the guest room and also covered with a piece of cloth. The father dozed off for about 20 minutes, during which the bomoh turned his attention to the girl.

On waking up, the father was shocked to see the bomoh molesting the child.

The father pulled the girl away and drove home to lodge a report at the Sabak Bernam police station.

District police chief Supt Noor Mushar Muhammad said the daughter complained that the bomoh had fondled her private parts.

He said police was investigating the case under Section 354 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 10 years, a fine or whipping, upon conviction.

●  Found in Translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, Family & Community, Bomoh molest teenager whild dad sleeps


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