At Malaysian Car Wash, Nine Washes and the Sex Is Free

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Pascal Preti

Think of it as the ultimate customer loyalty program. Only problem: it isn’t remotely legal.

A car wash and brothel in Kuala Lumpur ran afoul of the law earlier this month when police in the Malaysian capital caught wind of its highly questionable loyalty scheme.

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In order to qualify for the “promotion,” customers needed to have at least nine car washes over a fixed amount of time. On the tenth wash, customers were then offered sexual favors as a “thank you” for their loyalty.

According to the Malay Mail:

Selangor National Key Result Area (NKRA) Crime Prevention Division officer-in-charge, ASP Emmi Shah Fadhil, said police got wind of the activity after the raiding team found several car wash loyalty cards from five customers who were caught having sex with the prostitutes.

“It was supposed to be just another routine operation,” he said. Emmi Shah said the team later found out that customers who sent their cars to the nearby car wash will be given a loyalty card each.

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When authorities raided the operation, they found nine Vietnamese women in the back of the building and storeroom, all without proper working permits. The women and the operators of the car wash were immediately detained and taken into police custody.

Authorities are still investigating the situation. Prostitution is illegal in Malaysia.

Erica Ho is a contributor at TIME and the editor of Map Happy. Find her on Twitter at @ericamho and Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

13 comments
Skipdallas
Skipdallas

What do I get for an oil change? Or a tire rotation? Also this gives a new connotation to wax job!

Aaron Sarma
Aaron Sarma

Greg, no one will be executed. Fined and deported, maybe but not executed. I live in Malaysia. 

Greg Easter
Greg Easter

Cheering for this bust? What you are not being told here is that these women will be executed. That's the law there. They were just trying to make a living. You should be outraged at the government and the media - not the victims.

Joe Malma
Joe Malma

no execution..just deportation man...LOL

nealkissodie
nealkissodie

No. They will be given a one way ticket to the US where they can be glorified by the johns and redditors. Prostitutes are cool, yeah! They're just making a living! Fyi, these are Asian gangs controlled vietnamese deet/crack whores who'd only step inside a health clinic when they need to abort a fetus and will give you aids, not legal NZ women who make honest living by renting their vagina.

MYusuf Advani
MYusuf Advani

Islam is state religion of Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur accredited one of  the best global cities.In Islam first amp; final destination is death penalty for Adultery infeidility and prostitution. In a city like Kuala Lumpur, it is shame to heard a garage owner has offered sexual favours to customer for washing cars

Ben IncaHutz
Ben IncaHutz

 Islam is a virus that needs to be destroyed. It is and always has been a tool that allowed violent people to live out their fantasies. Too bad the Christians didnt use the "convert or die" approach during the Crusades.

SonnyWilliams
SonnyWilliams

Dear Ben "Iamafool" Incahutz

What planet you living on? Just because some crazed Muslim runs around killing 'infidels' doesnt mean its the right thing. If it were - you would have been dead already. Sincerely From one of the more than billion muslims living on earth. FYI - the crusaders did try their utmost to wipe us out.

ZB
ZB

 If you want to talk about violence i suggest you look at Christianity pass record of violence. When The crusaders 'liberated' Jerusalem they killed jewish and muslim men women and children. When Salahaldin 'liberated' Jerusalem he declared amnesty and did not harm the populace. Or shall we talk about the Spanish inquisition, the genocide of the indigineous population of Australia, America both South and North. Even Hitler and his Nazi war criminals identified themselves as Christians. Islam would have to go a long way to even came close to the violence perprated in the name of Christ. However the point you miss is that it is not Chirst or Islam that are to blame for the violence but rather the violent nature of man that can turn something good into the a tool of evil. Just like George Bush used the aspiration of Freedom as an excuse to murder hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghanis.