Recently, KOSMO! Ahad reported that sex workers these days use online platforms to look for customers and they can earn as much as RM6,000 per month.
Many sex workers are women in their 20s to 30s who hold professional jobs and some are even university students, according to Bukit Aman Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa.
He also added that these type of sex workers are called ”mobile prostitution” as the activity is not confined to one place as they do not use cheap hotels to meet clients.
According to SAC Rohaimi, pimps would advertise the women through social media and they would vet the customers first before allowing them to meet up.
“This vetting process is important to ensure the identities of the women are not leaked, because most of the women are only involved in prostitution on a part-time basis,” he said.
This made it difficult for enforcement officers to trace their activities.