KUALA LUMPUR: A police report has been lodged in connection with claims that university and college students in the Klang Valley are using an app to find “sugar daddies”.
Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed (pic) said the report was lodged by the management of an institution of higher learning.
“We opened an investigation paper after receiving the report. We have contacted the institution’s management to get further details on the immoral activities that might have been carried out among its students.
“We also urge other universities or colleges to report the matter to the police if they have such information, ” he said yesterday.
Comm Huzir said he had instructed the CID’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Atipsom) unit (D3) and the anti-vice, gambling and secret societies division (D7) to investigate the matter.
“We have also started checking the app to identify the form of activities that might lead to prostitution, ” he said.
He added that the matter was being investigated under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code for making statements that lead to public alarm and distress as well as Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use of network facilities.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary had called for the app to be blocked as it is allegedly used by several tertiary institution students to look for sugar daddies, leading to immoral activities.
The app claims that an increasing number of public and private university students in this country have been using it to look for sugar daddies to earn easy money in solving their financial problems.
The app is also said to be the biggest “sugar daddy-sugar baby” dating service in Asia.