Malaysian police arrest founder of Sugarbook, A sugar daddy dating website


The founder of Sugarbook has been arrested by the Malaysian police. Chief Fadzil Ahmat, Selangor Criminal Investigation Department confirmed that Selangor and Shah Alam CID personnel arrested the man. He is 34 years old.
Initial investigations have revealed that the man has confessed to be the founder of Sugarbook. The case is being investigated for publishing content with the intent to cause fear or alarm to the public, sharing offensive materials and prostitution. The man promised to cooperate in the probe and therefore the High Court has rejected an application to keep him in police remand.
The arrest was made after a week of release of a survey which stated that Malaysia is the third largest country in Asia with sugar daddies. According to the survey, Malaysia is home to about more than 40,000 sugar daddies. Indonesia comes in at second with 60,000 sugar daddies while India tops the list with 3,30,000
Sugarbook is a large financial arrangement in which more well off men known as sugar daddies are matched to young women, called sugar babies. The dating platform attracted attention when it came to light that students from more than 10 universities have chosen to become sugar babies and sought sugar daddies to finance their demands.
A statement released by Sugarbook which stated that in the month of January, it had seen a 40% increase in sign-ups on the website among Malaysian university students. It also cited that the increase in sign ups was because of student loan debts and cost of living.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commision has blocked access to the website for breaching the law. The officials also said that such websites should be prevented as it is making people do things which are against the law.


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