Monday, July 7, 2003

Malaysia detains Indian nationals for
suspicion of prostitution

Malaysian Police rounded up 17 Indian women from budget hotels in Kuala Lumpur city centre yesterday night on suspicion of being involved in prostitution, the Malaysian national news agency Bernama reported today.

Ten men, including seven Indian nationals, were also detained during the three-hour operation launched at 8 pm, reported the agency, quoting Assistant Commission of Police (ACP) Ismail Syed Azizan.

The women, all Indian nationals aged between 25 and 38, were being held at the Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent Headquarters.

The foreign nationals were detained under the Immigration Act for violating their social visit passes while the three Malaysian men were detained for abetting them, ACP Ismail added.