Hotel directors, staff, charged with running a brothel

KHAIRAH N. KARIM

KUALA LUMPUR: Three directors and staff of a hotel spa management company were hauled to the Sessions Court today for allegedly running a brothel with a male and eight female prostitutes at Dang Wangi here.

Rapid Promotion Sdn Bhd and its representatives and the owners of the company’s building, Moi Fong Mei, 50, Koo Fan Yong, 53, and Liew Poi Shan, 34, were charged with using the premise as a brothel.

The trio were also charged with hiring nine China nationals without valid permits.

Meanwhile, Mok Kwui King, 51, who was the cashier at the company, was charged with managing the brothel.

They allegedly committed the offences at Mirama Health Club, 1st Floor, Mirama Hotel, 95 Jalan Maharajalela in Dang Wangi here at 7.30pm on March 6.

They claimed trial to the offences before judge Datin M. Kunasundary today.

Moi and Liew were released on a RM20,000 bail each, while Koo was granted RM8,000 bail and Mok, RM12,000 bail.

The case will be up for mention on April 14.

In the same court, a 30-year-old man and eight women aged between 21 and 34, believed to have been working as prostitutes, were separately charged with two counts of offering sex and not having a social visit pass.

The nine who are China nationals claimed trial to the offences and were denied bail.

Deputy public prosecutor Liyana Zawani Mohd Radzi prosecuted while all accused were represented by counsel, Marcus Chua.