BUDGET hotel operators videotaped their customers having sex and then sell the “movie” to VCD and DVD operators for RM1,000 to RM3,000 each, according to Harian Metro.
The activities were uncovered by the daily’s reporter who posed as a member of a pirated VCD syndicate.
He met the hotel operator who showed him a specially decorated room for rent to couples.
The operator, identified as Jimmy, 30, told him that hidden cameras were fitted in the room facing the bed.
According to Jimmy, he would choose a suitable couple, mostly teenagers and college students, for his movie.
After recording their act, the copies were sold to the syndicates to be made into pornographic VCDs.
Jimmy also received RM5 as royalty for each copy of VCD sold.
The reporter found that the VCDs were sold at outlets in Petaling Jaya as Asia Bagus Vol. 1 to Vol. 27 on its cover.
An outlet owner, known as Peter, told the reporter that there were VCDs of couples making love taken from all over the country.
He said the ones in demand were those from Malacca as the women were beautiful.
THE police will investigate claims that budget hotels in Klang are being used to film couples having sex before selling the footage to pornographic VCD and DVD sellers.
Klang OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Mat Yusop said police had not received any reports of rooms at budget hotels in Klang being fitted with hidden cameras to capture couples in action before this.
“The report in the Malay daily is the first that we have heard of such incidents taking place and since it is illegal to have such cameras in hotel rooms we will definitely carry out investigation soon,” he said.
He said fitting rooms with cameras without the knowledge of the occupants was a serious offence as it was an invasion of privacy.
He said the making and selling of pornographic VCDs and DVDs was another offence and the police wanted to put a stop to it if the claims were true.
He said police would also interview the journalist who wrote the article to shed more light on the matter and assist in investigations.
It was reported in a Malay daily yesterday that some budget hotels in Klang had special rooms fitted with hidden cameras placed in the television set and the air-condition unit.
The DVDs and VCDs were sold for between RM10 and RM18 each and featured mostly teenagers and students from institutions of higher learning.
The journalist, who claimed to have gone undercover and spoken to some hotel owners, wrote that a 23 volume set of DVDs of the sex romp was worth up to RM3,000, besides the royalties on each copy sold.
Source : STAR STAR2
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