Malaysian vice syndicates are circumventing police dragnets by offering sex services online.
The flesh trade appears to be booming with operators setting up websites to run their businesses.
The websites have details and photographs of call girls and gigolos, aged between 17 and 35. All the transactions are made online.
The websites have a list of some 1,000 sex workers from Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia.
Their services are purpotedly providing services around-the-clock.
Each transaction is charged between RM180 and RM2,400 for a maximum of six hours. Beyond that, an additional “overnight” charge is imposed.
Underaged girls and Caucasians sex workers are available on special request with a higher price.
When the customers have chosen the women or men, the pimps would send them them to the designated places requested.
According to information obtained from the sites, meeting points could at hotels or even the customers’ homes in major cities and towns including Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Genting Highlands, Ipoh, Malacca, Johor Baru, Kuantan and Alor Star.
Police have found out that the syndicates also hire “head hunters” to lure young girls into the business through chat rooms, social and employment websites.