KOTA KINABALU August 17, 2011: Housewives have complained to the office of Kota Kinabalu member of parliament that China dolls are creating problems in their families.
Sabah DAP Medical Advisory Bureau chief Dr Felix Chong Kat Fah had been asked by Kota Kinabalu member of parliament Hiew King Cheu to look into this social problem which could be very serious as it could affect our society.
Dr Felix saw the serious situation himself when he silently checked on those China Dolls who are roaming the streets in Kota Kinabalu, Kampung Air, Sinsuran and Segama, and felt that there should be some control to stop them from spreading.
He asked what the authorities were doing on this issue.
(GH) According to him, the China Dolls are working day and night in the Kota Kinabalu area, in groups ranging from young girls aged 18 to older women of 45. They are usually standing at street corners as early as seven in the morning, and in the back lanes and some stationed in the hotels.
They are here in Sabah on short visit passes and without any form of work permit. Their “selling” prices range from RM50 to RM100 depending on the age.
According to conversations made by the DAP members with these China Dolls, they found out that they are working in loose groups and some are managed by agents.
Dr Felix said these China Dolls usually have no proper medical control or holding any doctor certification that they are not VD (Venereal Disease) carriers.
Many cases revealed that men usually brought home with them the deadly disease contracted from these women, and then later passed the disease on to the wives, and may be the children. The worst case is the possibility of contracting the deadly AIDS.
(GH) Dr Felix asked why there was no action taken by the authorities on these hookers, prostitutes, and even “pondan” who are roaming the streets in Sabah.
He was told that some of the police personnel were taking money from the hookers for not arresting them.
He therefore urged the authorities to immediately check on these complaints and take action to ensure these China Dolls are not coming here to cause disturbance to local families.
Sabahans must be protected and safeguarded at all cost, he added.