During the Johor Islamic Religious Department personnel's recent anti-vice operation in Johor Bahru, a man reportedly jumped out from the third floor of a budget hotel to escape from the authorities
The man was suspected to have escaped through the toilet window in the room.
According to JAINJ's Sharia Enforcement Division Chief Assistant Director, Halid Sono, the escaped leaving his partner in the room.
"We suspect that he fled through the toilet window grill that he dismantled before he escaped and left his partner in the room," he said.
During the raid on 30 April, JAINJ personnel detained five men and five women, who were locals and aged between 18 to 43 years
While it's not clear if the man who escaped was caught, Halid said that they detained couples who claimed that they were married but changed their statement to being engaged once probed further
Among the five couples detained, there was a single mother and a civil servant.
All of them were detained for not more than 24 hours and will be prosecuted according to the Johor's Syariah laws, Halid Sono was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini.