Saturday, July 14, 2012

Confessions of a Malaysian gigolo

ELOQUENT and well-dressed, he seems a typical 30-something Malaysian yuppie. But John, 34 (not his real name) leads a double life. He's a paralegal worker by day and a toy boy by night. His gigolo sideline yields more than triple the salary he earns as a law executive.

On an average month, he makes up to RM10,000 servicing older female clients. And that's not counting the lavish presents they shower on him.

Also in this gigolo circle is the 34-year-old Algerian man who has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Singaporean woman in one of Kuala Lumpur's party zones, Bangsar. The woman, 50-year-old Mahani Abdullah, was found dead on 3 Nov in a condominum. 

Like the Algerian gigolo, John is no stranger to Singaporean women. Six years ago, he met a Singaporean woman in her 40s while partying at Hard Rock Cafe in Kuala Lumpur.

"She was having marriage problems and was looking for comfort," he said. After making eye contact, John started chatting with her.

"I asked if she was having problems and whether she needed to talk to somebody," he said.

He went from confidante to lover in a matter of a few dates. "On the fifth time or so, I started asking for money. After all, she was wealthy," he said.

She didn't seem to mind. In fact, the woman bought him a Breitling watch which cost several thousand dollars for his birthday.

He said: "It's my fancy watch - I still wear it on special occasions and for business meetings."

"I need the money to sustain my lifestyle - I'm a party animal," he said.

He also has a penchant for expensive watches. On his wrist is a RM12,000 Omega watch he bought with his earnings - SOURCE