Sex syndicates in Penang are offering China dolls via the multimedia message service (MMS) to their customers in a move to evade constant raids by the authorities.
Sex syndicates in Penang are offering China dolls via the multimedia message service (MMS) to their customers.In a move to evade constant raids by the authorities.
It is learnt that the messages contain images of scantily clad China doll, their ages, sex services provided, working hours and the contact numbers of the pimps. The pictures are believed to have been taken in photo studios.
However, the multimedia messages are only sent to selected or regular customers.
Once a deal is struck between a potential customer and the pimp, the woman would be sent to a hotel to meet the customer. Customers are charged at least RM200 per session.
Sources said the syndicates have resorted to using the MMS because they had been losing their China dolls in raids carried out on budget hotels and entertainment outlets.
"They have spent thousands of ringgit to bring them here. This latest method will at least enable them to recover their investments," said the sources.
A check with the police and the state Immigration Department showed at least six anti-vice raids were carried out over the past two months on hotels in Anson Road and Macalister Road, and entertainment and karaoke outlets in Pulau Tikus.
Even gay joints were not spared. A reader who received several of such MMSes said he was shocked when he saw the contents and the pictures.
"I dread what would happen if such MMSes are sent to teenagers and students," said the man who declined to be named.
Penang deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm (I) Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah advised those who received such MMSes to lodge police reports.
"The senders can be charged with distributing obscene materials under Section 292 of the Penal Code, he said.
A Penang Commercial Crime Department spokesman said the MMSes were being investigated.
"We are now tracing the senders of these messages," he said.