Two Teenage Girls from Burma Rescued from Sexual Exploitation
25 June 2012 – PENANG: Two teenage sisters from Burma were rescued while a pimp from the same country was being nabbed during an operation against prostitution in the northern city of Malaysia.
Early investigation indicates the two underage Burmese girls, aged 16 and 17, were victims of human trafficking ring for exploitation and they are expected to be sent to one of the protection centers in the country.
A Malaysia newspaper reported that during interrogation, the woman pimp, aged 35, claimed that the two teenage sisters were her daughters and they were having a vacation in Penang.
However, she failed to convince the local police as a used condom was found in a dustbin of the hotel room.
In the raid, local police also arrested two Vietnamese women, a 26-year-old man from Burma and another 18-year-old local boy who was believed to be a pimp.
It is believed that the vice activities had been going on for more than two months.
15 condoms, a book which is used to jot down the day’s earnings, six hand phones, 1,280 Malaysian Ringgits (USD413) cash and two passports were seized from the two hotel rooms.
Reporting by Thomas Chong