Prostitution in Malaysia

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Prostitution in Malaysia is illegal. Soliciting for the purpose of prostitution is criminalized under Section 372B of the Criminal Code. In 2008, the police nabbed 12,070 prostitutes throughout the country.[1]

Demand for prostitution has created a problem of people trafficking from China[2][3] and Vietnam,[4][5][6], even as far as Uganda.[7] Human trafficking for the purpose of forced prostitution is a problem.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Police nab 2,878 prostitutes; many are duped foreigners". The Star (Malaysia). 20 March 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Girls from China tricked into forced prostitution in M’sia: MCA". Daily Express. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Malaysia just like home for prostitutes from China". Borneo Post. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Vietnamese women top list of foreign prostitutes in Malaysia ABN News | Eng". News.abnxcess.com. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Vietnamese Prostitutes Dominate Flesh Trade In Malaysia". Bernama. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Nguyen, Hung (6 September 2012). "Vietnamese migrant women treated like slaves in Malaysia". AsiaNews. Hanoi. 
  7. ^ "Ugandan women trapped in Malaysia by prostitution rings: report". Star. Toronto. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Human Rights in Malaysia". US Department of State. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  9. ^ "Malaysia haven for child prostitution". Press TV. Retrieved 11 April 2012.