This article was taken from The Star Malaysia, 9th July 2008,
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.
I would agree that placing a hidden camera or CCTV in a hotel room, be it budget or expensive hotel room is a breach of privacy, and the authorities should do something about it. But I do not agree wholeheartedly that the ‘pornstars’ did it unwillingly or unknowingly. At least, most of them starred in a pornmovie willingly. They are paid to do so at quite a price, and I speak this from experience. But of course, there are victim like our beloved jiggly Chua Soi Lek, some are pure victims.
Having studied in a college where ‘openess’ and ‘bitchiness’ is considered the ‘in’ thing, I’ve heard a talk or two about coursemates/classmates involving in such activities WILLINGLY for the sake of cash. It’s not that they are desperate and forced to sell themselves to survive, it’s just a mere need to live in luxury. Now, isn’t this scary? The parents send their daughters/sons to study away from home, and hoping that they will be a better and sucessful person, but they’re doing hanky panky things instead behind their parent’s back? What’s scarier, these people are usually pretenders, and behaves like a saint in front of their family, and their family would never suspect a thing about their rendezvouz.
I recalled some of their conversation when I read that particular article. I was answering nature’s call or something in the toilet after some gruesome lecture( I can’t reallt remember why I was in the toilet in the first place, because I loathe the lecturer…haha, maybe i was just taking a break from her freaky tweety-bird choking voice!). I was quite surprised, actually, as the voices are eerily familiar.
Student Y: Wanna go to a naked slash? This weekend, usual place.
Student X: Cannot lah! I’m gonna need to do it again this weekend, and boy, I hope this time it won’t be some old man who can’t have his dick stands up, it turns me off…Imagine lah! He asked me to masturbate with a dildo while he desperately shakes his soft thingie to make it stand up! And he’s at it for so long!
Student Y: You want to do it again? But why? Did’t you get your RM4000 two days ago? Now you want to act in their movies again?
Student X: Aihh, what to do? I spent the Rm4000 on makeup and makeover the other day. I’m getting really old-fashioned, you know? My daddy got a new girl, and he hardly spoil me anymore…
Student Y: Get a new daddy lah! You stupid only what? Look at me, I have a few daddies at the same time.
Student X: Duh! I don’t dare have so many daddies at the same time already, abit tiring you know. Sometimes they want to spend the whole weekend with me. I get sore lah! the lube won’t help also! Acting is better, sometimes if you’re lucky, you can get a real steady guy on the bed! The pay also higher! If you go for daddies alone, you also allow them to take your pictures, but they don’t really pay you for the picture… better go act what?
Student Y: Hmm, interesting. Who is the ‘producer’ intro lah! He need alot girls anot?
Student X: He is recruiting more, but he want wild girls only!
The voices faded away as Cleff’s memory started to rot. Haha.
So…from this conversation alone we know that there’s alot more out there that do it willingly, and I doubt the police can do much about the filming or sexual acts, as most of these acts, are not done in hotel rooms alone. Some are done in the security of the producer’s home, or places that’s so ‘innocent’ that you’ll never suspect that there are wild things going on in it.
I applaud the autorities for wanting to take action on this matter, but they’re definitely in need of good luck.