Schoolboys make up about 3% of those frequenting brothels in the Klang Valley, according to Kita Selangor.
Kita Selangor chief Azmi Othman said what was even more shocking was that the brothels were located less than 500m from police stations.
“Gaming outlets are also located near the brothels. Don't tell me the police are not aware of what is going on. Furthermore, the brothels have been directly offering sex services, without having to use massage parlours or karaokes as fronts,” the political party leader said.
Although police had raided many of the brothels and gaming outlets, businesses ran as usual after the raids, Azmi added.
He said his committee initiated the survey after a 16-year-old boy from Banting confessed in a Malay tabloid in April that he had been frequenting a brothel in Kuala Lumpur since last year.
“We have so far monitored brothels in four locations, and found that between 10% and 15% of the thousands of customers are barely 21, and between 3% and 5% are under 18,” he said.
Azmi said the underage group was legally barred from smoking, drinking and entering entertainment outlets.
“But here we have schoolboys entering brothels easily and paying hookers for sex,” he said.
Azmi is offering the media a guided tour to the brothels in Klang Valley to record the activities of the underage boys.
“We have no choice but to turn to the media and the rakyat, as we have lost hope in political parties, the local councils and the police.
“Only the rakyat can put pressure on the authorities to act, but the rakyat need to see the evidence through the media,” he said.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said they had conducted raids many times.
“We have booked the suspected hookers many times. But they roam free on bail when they plead not guilty in court and opt for trial,” he said.
Stressing that all the relevant authorities must make a concerted effort to effectively check vice activities, ACP Wan Abdul Bari said such businesses thrive because of their customers - The Star