Malaysia, September 4, 2007 – The Star
FOREIGNERS continue to swarm the alley behind Jalan Petaling in Kuala Lumpur seeking the services of prostitutes.
Harian Metro reported yesterday that it was a normal occurrence for hundreds of foreigners to gather in the alley like they were having a “sex party” there.
It said that the 200m-stretch of prostitute dens, believed to be the oldest in Kuala Lumpur, was filled with Myanmars, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Indonesians and Nepalese.
In a three-hour check by the tabloid, it found that charges were as low as RM40, which caused some foreigners to be willing to queue in long lines for their turn.
They were seen crowding the area from as early as 8am.
The area became busier at 11am, when they entered the dens in groups.
The tabloid said that while the customers were made up of foreigners, the prostitutes were locals.
It added that customers came from as far as Hulu Selangor, Malacca, Perak and Seremban for “entertainment,” and to meet up with friends from the same country.
> Berita Harian reported that National Union of the Teaching Profession will sue three parents it alleged made false reports in the media about the misconduct of teachers against students.
It reported that the action taken by the union was to preserve the image and dignity of the teaching profession in the country from being tarnished by the irresponsible actions of certain parties.
Its president Anuar Ibrahim was quoted as saying that the lawsuits would be filed within two weeks.
An internal investigation by the union found that the three allegations reported in Kedah were baseless and had adversely affected the profession.
The three cases were reported to have happened at SM Bakar Arang, SRJKT Tun Sambanthan, Bukit Lembu and SRJKT Kalaimagal, Matang Gedung, all in Sungai Petani.