Thursday June 3, 2010
China dolls on offer via MMS
By TAN SIN CHOW
GEORGE TOWN: In a move to evade constant raids by the authorities, sex syndicates here are offering China dolls to customers via the multimedia message service (MMS).
It was learnt that the message contains the image of a scantily clad China doll, her age, sex services menu, working hours and contact numbers of the pimps. The pictures are said to have been taken at a photo studio.
However, it was also learnt that only selected or frequent customers would receive such MMS from the syndicates.
Once a deal was struck between a potential customer and the pimp, sources said the women would be sent to a hotel to meet up with the customer, with each customer charged at least RM200 per session.
Hot messages: A man checking out the MMSes containing the images and particulars of China dolls offering sexual services.
Sources said the syndicates resorted to using the MMS as they could no longer afford to lose 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 culprit could be charged with distributing obscene materials under Section 292 of the Penal Code,” he said.
A Penang Commercial Crime Department spokesman said they had secured the MMSes.
“We are now tracing the senders of these messages,” he said.