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Is this why the youngsters are flocking over to Miri?
Dec 27th, 2010 at 3:25pm
 
Young men lured into vice by massage centre services

MIRI - Young men, including college and university students, have found themselves caught in a web of vice after being lured by the “special services” offered by massage parlours that have mushroomed throughout the state.

Some of these so-called body and foot massage centres here are accepting young men in their late teens and early 20s as customers, and the masseuses serving these clients are very young, mainly from China.

Concerned parents said yesterday that they have heard of cases of college and university students frequenting these centres daily after getting “hooked’’ on the “extra services” these centres offered.

These youths are among many men who are making a beeline for the more than 100 massage parlours that have sprouted up here.

Dr Umah Devi, the chairman of the Miri Tunas Bakti Institution (a rehabilitation institution for troubled children and youths), said it was anyone’s guess what actually was happening in some of these massage centres.

“It doesn’t take a genius to realise that young healthy men in their late teens and early 20s don’t need regular body or foot massages.

“It is also obvious that young women in their early 20s are usually not experienced in giving body massages because most expert body and foot masseuses are older people, many of whom are in the ‘pakcik and makcik’ age-bracket,” she said yesterday.

Dr Umah wondered why these centres hired only young, sexy and beautiful foreign girls as masseuses.

“It is a fact that blind people are among the best masseurs or masseuses. So, why are these centres not hiring professionally-trained masseurs like the blind or experienced tukang urut from the villages?

“Why only sexy masseuses dressed in skimpy mini-skirts and revealing dresses? And why do these massage centres have small cubicles where clients are given one-on-one service?”

Dr Umah, a former Miri Hospital director, said the move by the Miri City Council to freeze new licences for massage parlours and foot reflexology centres, “though good, was not enough”.

“There must be very strict by-laws on the age of customers seeking services in these centres. At the moment, there is no age limit. There is also no dress code for masseuses and a masseuse needs no qualification.

“Any so-called massage centre can simply hire any woman and say she is a masseuse,” she said.

Miri Mayor Lawrence Lai admitted that even though the council had issued only 37 licences for massage centres, there are more than 100 all over the city and in the outskirts.

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Businesses are also migrating to Sabah Sarawak
Reply #1 - Dec 27th, 2010 at 3:38pm
 
Businesses are also migrating to Sabah Sarawak.

Especially health centres like reported in MAs postings.

Break even point are faster to achieve in Sabah Sarawak as rental and setup costs are lower (not having to pay longer un productive rental waiting for rampaian license) and market size is bigger due to tourists inbound increased thanks to low cost airlines.

Chamber of commerces should highlight this shortcomings to our business councils so that we can compete with neighbouring countries.

Are we going to shut our mouths and just keep on watching?

What are the roles of chambers of commerces in our country? How can they be more active in monitoring business activities and tell the business communities how far or left behind or how expensive we are in business start-up costs and break even point time?

Send our business school or diploma or degree undergraduates to visit miri or limbang kota kinabalu city or town councils and study the business start-up and approval processes and study our own processes and produce a report for our chambers of commerces to ponder.



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Re: Is this why the youngsters are flocking over to Miri?
Reply #2 - Dec 29th, 2010 at 9:03am
 
SS,
Good news. The government is improving on its ease of doing business in Brunei with this project. Read the headline in the paper today.


Quote:
Brunei aims to improve ranking in World Bank's Ease Of Doing Business survey with ambitious BLS project

Bandar Seri Begawan - One of the main issues faced by entrepreneurs when wanting to start their own business is the time-consuming process of obtaining approval from several government agencies.

Research done in 2008 conducted by the Prime Minister's Office revealed that entrepreneurs would need to wait 274 days to get their businesses off the ground.

However, such complications, including the time-consuming process of visiting the numerous agencies will no longer be much of a dilemma thanks to efforts made by the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam that aims to, hopefully, reduce the processing time by as much as 50 per cent.....
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Re: Is this why the youngsters are flocking over to Miri?
Reply #3 - Dec 30th, 2010 at 10:27am
 
Four Chinese women between the ages of 24 and 37, suspected of being prostitutes, were detained after personnel of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), acting on a public tip-off, raided a hotel in Beribi yesterday.

The women were staying in pairs in separate rooms that were registered under a Malaysian Chinese man named "Johnny".

A man suspected of being a "client" was also detained.

Besides condoms and KY Jelly, CID personnel of the RBPF also found thousands of dollars in various currencies inside the two hotel rooms.

The police believe that the pimp had fled the scene after collecting his cut from the women.

Two weeks ago, three Chinese nationals were detained by the police in a similar raid at a hotel near Brunei International Airport.

In light of this, the police are seeking the continued cooperation of hoteliers nationwide to curb the growing menace of vice crimes, especially prostitution.

According to the Assistant Officer Commanding Police of Brunei-Muara Police District, who spearheaded yesterday's anti-vice raid, under the Registration of Guests Act, local hoteliers need to make sure that all visitors are registered accordingly i.e. using the exact details of their valid travel documentations.

He noted that hotels in the Sultanate have good practice in place to register their guests, whereby "guests registered under a different name are not allowed to stay in the (hotel) rooms".
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MA,There is no need to go across the border. There are plenty of actions here.
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