Car wash sex scandal
- September 12, 2012 – 10:00AM
Malaysian police close a car wash that was offering free sex to frequent customers.
Malaysian police have shut down a car wash that was offering regular customers free sex after every ninth car wash.
Malaysian newspaper The Malay Mail reports the car wash in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Sunway Mentari had been open for three months and had formed a partnership with a local massage parlour, enabling customers to redeem free sex from the brothel as part of a customer loyalty scheme.
The Mail reports that police stormed the parlour and found several stamped loyalty cards that had been used by customers to cash-in on the car wash deal.
Malaysian officer Emmi Shah Fadhil told The Malay Mail that the bust was unexpected.
“It was supposed to be just another routine operation,” Emmi Shah told the paper. The police squad that raided the massage parlour were told of the deal during the raid, and they found five customers taking advantage of the offer.
“To get the extra ‘offer’, customers must send their cars for washing nine times within a certain period,” Emmi Shah says. “The tenth car wash will entitle them to free sex.”
The parlour would usually charge between 130 and 180 Malaysian Ringgit ($40-$55) – cheaper than the $65 price for a full-service car wash.
Prostitution is illegal in Malaysia. As a result of the raid, nine Vietnamese women aged between 18 and 28 were arrested.
Poms vote for Sydney
- September 12, 2012 – 1:57PM
British tourists have voted Sydney as their favorite city, ahead of popular holiday spots New York and Paris.
NSW Tourism Minister George Souris said Sydney was voted the world’s favourite overseas city in the 15th annual Conde Nast Traveller, UK Readers Choice Awards held in London.
“Winning this latest award demonstrates Sydney’s continuing appeal to visitors across the UK,” Mr Souris said today in a statement.
Britain is one of NSW’s largest international tourism markets, worth more than $557 million to the state economy, he said.
NSW annually receives 313,600 UK visitors, the third largest group behind Chinese and New Zealand tourists.