During the investigation into the Macau scam, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) found that many local artists and Instafamous personalities are involved in high-class prostitution
In an Utusan Malaysia report published yesterday, 18 October, a source from MACC told the daily that the celebrities are paid between RM20,000 and RM40,000 for a night of sex.
According to the source, the prostitution activity is believed to have existed in the entertainment industry for a long time.
The source explained that the reason the celebrities engaged in prostitution is purely for the purpose of making quick money and that the group does not care about their dignity.
"The issue of this sex scandal emerged after the Macau Scam case was exposed and shocked the country recently," they said, adding that the case also involved local artists
"One of the suspects in the cases is among the middlemen who approach celebrities, offering them a certain price for high-class prostitution activities."
"It is not surprising to say that this group can make big bucks because they receive payments between RM20,000 and RM40,000 for one night (of sex)," said the source.
When asked who the celebrities involved in the prostitution ring are, the source said they can't make the list public.
However, to investigate the matter, the anti-graft agency said they will be monitoring celebrities who flaunt their wealth on social media and find out the source of their income to see if it matches their income made from the entertainment industry, reported China Press.
The Macau scam case has taken the headlines by storm over the past few weeks after a celebrity couple and 13 senior police officers were called into question for allegedly being involved in the scam
According to Astro Awani, the case is so serious that it led Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador into saying that the Royal Police Malaysia (PDRM) will be conducting an in-depth investigation and assured that no stones will be left unturned.
Once the investigation began, MACC seized RM80 million from 730 bank accounts, RM5 million in cash, as well as 28 luxury cars — such as a Ferrari, Rolls Royce, and Lamborghini — all of which are allegedly linked to the scam.
The modus operandi of the scam varies. But it typically targets senior citizens, telling them that their bank accounts have been used in illegal activities and that they need to transfer a sum of money to avoid being caught.
The scam was brought to more people's attention last week after a suspect named Goh Leong Yeong had on 11 October escaped from the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya after he was brought in for questioning, reported The Star.
The police are currently on a manhunt to find Goh, while MACC is working around the clock to crack down the entire syndicate.
In June, a 69-year-old woman lost RM682,000 to a Macau scam syndicate who pretended to be a high ranking police officer: