Information about prostitution laws in Malaysia
Prostitution: Prostitution is Limited
Brothels: Brothels are Illegal
Pimping: Pimping is Illegal
"From 2008 until Mar 15, police saved 39 foreigners aged between 18 to 25-year-old, who had been forced into prostitution by their agents...
They were among the 12,070 prostitutes nabbed throughout the country in 2008. Out of that number, 8,949 were foreigners - China (4,496), Indonesia (1,389), Thailand (1049), Philippines (1,090) and Vietnam (512).
And from January to March 15, police arrested 2,878 prostitutes, out of which 2,144 were foreigners - China (1,030), Indonesia (387), Thailand (237), Vietnam (222) and the Philippines (188).
In most of the cases, victims were locked in a room after being brought into the country and forced into prostitution...
There is a new department to handle human trafficking cases known as the Anti-Trafficking In Person (ATIP) which was set up early last year."
Rashitha A. Hamid, "Police Nab 2,878 Prostitutes; Many Are Duped Foreigners," Star, Mar. 20, 2009
The population of Malaysia is 25715819
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