Kuala Lumpur Child Prostitution
Malaysia is an independent federation located in Southeast Asia. Its capital is Kuala Lumpur and it is the largest city in the country. Malaysia has a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population and has a good standard of living. It gives high priority to health, education and jobs for women.
However, with all this there is a problem of child prostitution in Kuala Lumpur. According to the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Malaysia needs more stringent laws to curb the growing menace of Kuala Lumpur child prostitution.
In recent years, there has been an increase in Kuala Lumpur child prostitution with an average of 150 to 160 local underage girls being detained annually for prostitution. The International Federation of Women Lawyers is pushing for the death penalty for human traffickers. They feel that the laws need to change so that they prove be a deterrent, and not just men but even hotels that promote child prostitution should be punished and penalized.
In addition, Malaysia sees an influx of young underage girls and children being brought in from countries like Thailand, China, India, Russia and many eastern European countries. To combat Kuala Lumpur child prostitution menace, government, non-governmental organizations and private sector need to work together. In addition, the laws must work to protect the victims and witnesses as well as prohibit illicit activities that exploit children, girls and women. Many child prostitutes are abducted and forced to carry out immoral activities.
If Malaysia is looking to change its laws on prostitution, it is for sure that the country’s legal system will have a strong test and the government will have to work with NGOs and relevant ministries to ensure that the ever expanding problem of Kuala Lumpur child prostitution is controlled, if not eradicated.
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