Six South Korean women nabbed in karaoke centre raid


Photo: Sinar Harian

KUALA LUMPUR: Six women, believed to be guest relations officers (GROs) from South Korea, were arrested in a raid by the Immigration Department at a karaoke centre in Solaris Mont Kiara on Friday (Jan 28).

Two South Korean men and a Pakistani man who were suspected workers at the premises were also detained, Kuala Lumpur Immigration director Syamsul Badrin Mohshin said in a statement on Saturday (Jan 29).

According to Syamsul Badrin, the karaoke centre offers GROs aged between 24 to 46 years old as special waiters from room to room with a fee of RM500 depending on the services offered as well as tips from customers, Sinar Harian reported.

"The price of a room reaches up to RM2,000," he said.

He added that no one escaped during the raid because the premises was completely surrounded.

"All the suspects were arrested for the offence of Article 39 (b) of the Immigration Regulations 1963 for abusing expatriate passes," he said.

In the same operation, the department detained six Thai women and one from Vietnam in a raid involving three massage and reflexology centres around Pandan Indah.

"To get the services offered, customers have to pay RM200 for a period of one hour," he said.

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