This applies where a person is proved to live with, or to be habitually in the company of, a prostitute, or is proved to have exercised control, direction, or influence over the movements of a prostitute It is illegal to solicit for ‘immoral purposes’ to the annoyance of the public and to loiter or be in any public place for the purpose of prostitution.
It is also illegal for men to persistently solicit or importune for immoral purposes in public.
But arguably more worrying than these individual incidents has been the fact that the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak has far too often not stood up to – and has at times even acquiesced to – this growing intolerance in its bid to secure votes.
To be fair, with respect to child sexual abuse in particular, there is some good news in Malaysia.
Razie Rahim scored twice as Malaysia defeated India 3-2 in a quarter-final clash of the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London.
Malaysia will take on Argentina in the last four after they defeated Pakistan 3-1 in the other quarterfinal.
India had a good chance to take the lead, but Mandeep Singh missed the goal.
For instance, a special court will be set up to deal with child sexual abuse cases, which is an enormous step forward given past and present attitudes.
People possessing or distributing child pornography involving those under the age of 18 could face up to 30 years in jail and six strokes of the whip.
That might help improve Malaysia’s poor record in prosecutions.
Just 140 cases out of 12,987 reports of child sexual abuse between 2012 and July 2016 resulted in convictions.
The Antigua and Barbuda Sexual Offences Act 1995 makes it illegal to knowingly live off the earning of a prostitute and to manage or act or assist in the management of a brothel which includes being the tenant or occupier who knowingly permits the premises to be used for the purposes of prostitution.