Two Indonesian women go to jail for prostitution in Melaka


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019

MELAKA: Two Indonesians women pleaded guilty and were sentenced to jail for prostituting themselves.

The Magistrate's Court here imposed on each of them a three-month sentence after they pleaded guilty to soliciting fees for sexual services.

Majistret Mohd Firdaus Saleh made his decision after Renny, 25, and Hardiyanti, 33, after the charges were read out to them by a court interpreter in Bahasa Indonesia.

According to the facts in the charge sheets, the two solicited money in  two separate rooms in a hotel on Jalan Munshi Abdullah at 2.30pm on Jan 14.

They were charged under Section 372B of the Penal Code for soliciting for the purpose of prostitution or any immoral purpose.

The section carries the punishment of imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or with fine or both.

Prosecution was carried out by Deputy Public Prosecutor N Sivashangari.

The two were sent to jail right after sentencing.

   

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