Bakun Sex slaves cry for help

Today Star…

Bakun sex slaves cry for help

By STEPHEN THEN

MIRI: Gangsters are believed to be holding several foreign women as sex slaves at the giant Bakun dam site, in remote central Sarawak, and the women are crying for help through SMSes to The Star.

Their fear and desperation were also expressed in text messages about a grave the women had found with a crossed-stake planted on it.

The grave served as a chilling reminder that there was no way out but death for those who defied the gangsters.

A non-governmental organisation came to know about their plight and gave the women the telephone number of this reporter.

A woman, who has been sending the messages and making calls to The Star, claimed that the foreign women were being confined and abused for sex services.

The messages were accompanied by appeals for help. Some of the messages read:

Pls sir help us.

Not fine, sir.

We cannot stand here sir.

My friends very pitiful here.

Can you come help us sir?

The Star has forwarded the text messages to senior police officers in Bukit Aman for action. Some 2,000 people are working at the 60,000ha Bakun dam, which is about the size of Singapore.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Talib Jamal confirmed that police had evidence of people bringing women to the project site for sex.

They bring in the women to service workers in and around the Bakun project site, he said, adding that due to the magnitude of the project, the RM6bil Bakun hydroelectric dam had attracted many workers.

He said certain people had set up makeshift entertainment centres there for the workers leisure.

It is learnt that the women are moved around in four-wheel-drive vehicles and vans to the entertainment centres.

Labourers involved in timber fields and oil palm plantations within the Kapit Division are also said to be enjoying the sex services.

Gangsters and syndicates are said to be supplying the women, both local and foreign, to the workers at the project site in Belaga district.

These people are cashing in on the situation. We believe some of these women were brought into the state illegally, Comm Talib told The Star.

On Tuesday night, police crippled one of the suspected syndicates providing the sex services.

A pimp and 10 women from Indonesia, the Philippines and China were picked up about 189km from Bintulu town, near Bakun.

Asked how the women were brought into Sarawak, Comm Talib said there were two possibilities via entry points and transported to Bakun to be used as sex slaves, or smuggled in over the porous 1,000km Sarawak-Kalimantan border.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?fi … sec=nation

Hhhmmm interesting…does it tell nw public need 2 sms The Star 1st then only cn get d police attention???

Remember something about Malaysia being blacklisted by the US for human trafficking or something to that effect?

[quote=“Bones”]
A pimp and 10 women from Indonesia, the Philippines and China were picked up about 189km from Bintulu town, near Bakun.

Asked how the women were brought into Sarawak, Comm Talib said there were two possibilities via entry points and transported to Bakun to be used as sex slaves, or smuggled in over the porous 1,000km Sarawak-Kalimantan border. [/quote]

For indonesian… it is too easy for them to cross the border…no doubt on this… but for Filipino and chinese… i think they get into the country using the proper channel…

A very wrong statement from the chief to use the word “smuggle”… or better still… don’t give his comments to that question asked becoz it shows their incapabilities to stop this from happening… …or someone else is not doing their job…( my version ) :oops:

Saturday August 4, 2007

Sex trade flourishing since 1996, Bakun workers involved

By STEPHEN THEN

MIRI: The sex trade in Bakun involves an intricate network of urban gangsters, mobile vice syndicates and insiders at the mammoth hydroelectric dam in central Sarawak.

Sources told The Star that villagers living in and around the 60,000ha site in Belaga district had known about the sex trade since 1996 when the Bakun project started.

No one dared to speak up openly because there are gangsters involved and because the sex trade involved a complicated network that originates from outside Bakun.

The source added that gangsters from urban centres, like Bintulu and Miri, would find local and foreign girls to be used as prostitutes.

These gangsters would liaise with those who have the transport and linkages to send these girls into Bakun to serve the workers.

Certain people, working in supervisory levels in sub-contracts and contracts in the Bakun area, would then arrange for these girls to have sex with the workers at specific places and at specific times of the month, the source said.

The Star reported yesterday that it had received SMSes and calls for help from the women, who claimed to be living in fear as sex slaves at the site.

The report also quoted Sarawak Police Comm Datuk Talib Jamal as saying that the police had evidence of people bringing women for sex at the project site, which is about the size of Singapore.

It is learned that the state and federal police are trying their best to trace the source of the desperate appeals for help.

The Star also learned that local Bakun residents had complained before to their local political representatives about the presence of these foreign women and foreign labourers.

The issue has prompted calls from various groups for the police to urgently quash the sex trade at the dam and arrest the brains behind the syndicates.

Environmental watchdog and community rights group, Borneo Resources Institute, wants state and federal police to investigate the matter fast.

Institute coordinator for Sarawak, Raymond Abin, said his institute had received such complaints from Bakun villagers before.

Residents itold us that these mobile brothels would come every month, just after payday, Abin said when interviewed.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.as … sec=nation

No wonder it took so long for the dams to be built.

hehehe…not really ma…the pimp only send the chix during the pay day… :stuck_out_tongue:

yeah, with all the entertainment no wonder they slow down their work force…

i sued to work in palm oil mill.
during pay day (the employer paid cash bcos too far from town with bank), there will a pasar malam except it is closed after 7pm.
u can buy clothes, food n GIRLZ (limited bcos they come in 1 van only).

my question are;

  1. how do this girlz can have handphone and simkad?
  2. is there a telcos coverage there?]
  3. y the girlz sms the star ( it is a peninsular-based newspaper) when they r in bakun, swak?
  4. to find local/ indonesia girlz r common, but pinoy n chinese?(special request by top management there?)

how ar?
8)

of course this gurl can have handphone and sim kad…sure that area got sell one…

the second question…i think digi maxis and celcom has coverage over there…now digi very power wor…

third question…someone give the girl the star phone number…that’s why…read the news and u’ll know…

fourth question…dunno wor…maybe also from the top management…hehehe

takkan tiap tiap hari nak makan nasi?? mesti la makan kueh tiaw or mee rite?? :stuck_out_tongue:

i tot their pimp will banned the girlz from owning Hp and simkad.
afraid dat they will report to polis.
i know celcom probably have coverage there but digi??
wow, something new 2 me.
u r correct about makan nasi.
mesti le mau taste benda lain…

yup…u try driving the trunk road to btu from miri…or bintulu to sibu…or either miri all the way to kch…u will be very surprise to see along the way, your digi coverage may be full…but not all the way la…i mean skejap ada skejap tarak…miri to kch…maybe around 60% of the route got coverage…

i was surprise also digi so canggih now…coz i just went to rainforest the other day…using bus all the way from miri to kch and kch to miri sponsor by nightwatch… :stuck_out_tongue: almost all the time my hp got digi line coverage…hehehe

malaysia has one of the highest crime rate in human trafficking. sex slaves, labour slaves. last week, about 100 banglas have to walk from kuantan to their bangla embassy in KL. they were forced to work without given any salary for 3 months. i will try to look for pictures. kasian woooo.

that’s why…malaysia bolehland ma…malangsial…wakakakaka…

Miri police bust prostitution ring

MIRI - Local and foreign women are believed to have been abused as sex workers to “service and keep happy” the thousands of workers working in and around the RM6bil (US$1.72bil) Bakun hydro-electric dam project site in the deep interior of central Sarawak, The Star reported.

These workers are mostly foreigners and total more than 2,000. The women are made up of local women as well as foreign women who were brought in from neighbouring countries. On Wednesday, the state police busted one syndicate supplying sex workers to this project site, located in the Belaga district in Kapit Division, some 400km south of here.

The Star has learned that there is a possibility that these “sex-for-labour” activities in the region are widespread, with mobile units of sex workers being moved around by gangsters and crime lords to not only serve workers at the dam site, but also in timber and oil palm plantations in the region.

The Bakun dam project encompasses more than 60,000 hectares, an area the size of the whole of Singapore.

http://www.brunei-online.com/bb/fri/aug3b4.htm

i wonder why the majikan always do like that to those ppl…they also human maa…so if the majikan want them to work, so they also have to pay…it’s fair

sometime some of the foreigner who work in malaysia very kesian, especially who work as a maid (org gaji).

i heard from my friend, the indonesian maid not only work as a maid but also have to ‘layan’ him when his wife is not around. if the maid refuse, she will be beaten up or send to polis n charge as PATI.she cant do anything because her bos, kept her passport…mau tak mau layan ja la…

after a while his wife found out.but, she’s not blaming her husband, instead she blame the maid and beaten her up…then after sometime she plan to run away, n luckily she find a way to escape n go to indonesian embassy in Kl with help of her friend.

morale of the story: dont treat them as an animal coz they also deserve to live…so respect is the important thing…

[quote=“antujelu”]i wonder why the majikan always do like that to those ppl…they also human maa…so if the majikan want them to work, so they also have to pay…it’s fair

sometime some of the foreigner who work in malaysia very kesian, especially who work as a maid (org gaji).

i heard from my friend, the indonesian maid not only work as a maid but also have to ‘layan’ him when his wife is not around. if the maid refuse, she will be beaten up or send to polis n charge as PATI.she cant do anything because her bos, kept her passport…mau tak mau layan ja la…

after a while his wife found out.but, she’s not blaming her husband, instead she blame the maid and beaten her up…then after sometime she plan to run away, n luckily she find a way to escape n go to indonesian embassy in Kl with help of her friend.

morale of the story: dont treat them as an animal coz they also deserve to live…so respect is the important thing…[/quote]

seems like script from “kisah benar” series aa… :smiley: :smiley:

now kisah benar not really that nice to watch liaw…the “acting” not good anymore…hahaha…anyway…this thing is normal liaw in malaysia here…especially in those in peninsular malaysia…