11 Bangladeshi women arrested for anti-social activities in Malaysia

The Immigration Department of Malaysia (GIM) arrested 75 migrants, including 11 Bangladeshi women, in eight separate raids in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Raids were carried out on Thursday (July 4) at two locations in Jalan Tun Razak and six other locations in Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Pudu, Kampung Baru Subang in Shah Alam, Puchong Town Center in Puchong, Taman Andalas Jaya in Klang, Taman Bayu and Klang Sentral.

JIM director-general, Datuk Ruslin Jusoh said in a statement that a total of 75 people were arrested following special operations based on public information and intelligence surveillance.

He further said that the syndicate’s work was to provide body massage and prostitution services. Also, customers have been conducting these tasks using their photos through Telegram and WhatsApp applications.

Among the 75 arrested are 32 Indonesian women, 11 Bangladeshi women, eight Vietnamese women and 6 Indian women.
Also arrested were seven Bangladeshi men, two Myanmar men and one Indonesian man, aged between 17 and 46. Seven Malaysian men and one woman aged between 23 and 65 were also arrested.

Ruslin said the review showed that 13 Indonesian women and four Vietnamese women who were arrested had valid passports, and two Indonesian women and one Vietnamese woman were staying.

Ruslin said the other foreigners detained did not have valid travel documents or passports to stay in the country. The operation team seized a mobile phone, 15 Indonesian passports, 5 Vietnamese passports, a set of computers and 10 customer registration work books and cash.

The director said that the foreigners who were detained have committed offenses under the Immigration Act 1959/63, the Passport Act 1966 and the Immigration Regulations 1963.

They have been held at the Semenyeh Immigration Depot for further investigation. In addition, seven Malaysian men and one woman were arrested under Sections 56(1)(d) and 55 of the Immigration Act of 1959.