Probe into M'sian budget hotels filming couples in sex acts

MALAYSIAN police will investigate claims that budget hotels in Klang are being used to film couples having sex and selling the footage to pornographic VCD and DVD sellers.

Klang Asst Commissioner Mohamad Mat Yusop said police will follow up on a report in a Malay daily that rooms at these hotels are fitted with hidden cameras placed in the television set and air-condition unit to capture couples in the sex act.

'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 investigations soon,' he said.

He said the making and selling of pornographic VCDs and DVDs was another offence and the police would put a stop to it if the claims were true.

The DVDs and VCDs were sold for between RM10 (S$4.19) and RM18 each and featured mostly teenagers and students from institutions of higher learning.

The Malay newspaper report said that a 23 volume set of DVDs of the sex romp could fetch RM3,000, besides the royalties for each copy sold. -- The Star/ANN