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"Masturbation Material For Sale" – Online Listing Using Children's Photos Raises Concern

The disturbing product was priced RM6,942 on the online shopping platform.

Cover image via @softcrocodile (Twitter)

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A disturbing listing using photos of children for "masturbation material" on an online shopping platform has raised concerns among netizens

The issue was brought to light on 5 August, by Twitter user, @softcrocodile, in a tweet in which she shared photos of the horrifying listing.

The listing, which was allegedly found on Shopee, appears to feature various pictures of children and was questionably titled "Good stuff for sale".

It is unclear what the actual product is, but it was priced RM6,942 and is said to be available for pre-order. It also had a variation in size and colour.

Aside from using photos of children, the description of the product described it as "masturbation material", adding that it was a "limited vintage item" and was in "used" condition.

Netizens were shocked and disgusted by the listing, with many demanding the e-commerce website take action against the seller

One concerned Twitter user questioned if the children in the photos had been abused since the product was labelled as "used".

Many other netizens also questioned how the listing was able to pass Shopee's product vetting process.

"It's weird. Doesn't Shopee review the products first before they are listed on the platform?" asked a user.

Image via Twitter

Shopee Malaysia responded in a matter of hours after a netizen tagged its official Twitter page

In the reply, Shopee thanked netizens for highlighting the issue to them.

They assured that action has been taken against the seller and asked the public to report any other similar listings, if found.

A check by SAYS has found that the listing is no longer available on the online shopping platform.

If you or someone you know may be at risk or has experienced sexual abuse or assault, please reach out to these Malaysian organisations:

1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Operating hours: 24-hour
Contact: +603-30008858
SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058
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2. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)
Operating hours: Weekdays (9.30am - 4.30pm)
Contact: +603-78770224
WhatsApp: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221
Email: [email protected]
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3. WOMEN'S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)
Operating hours: Weekdays (9am - 5pm)
Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340
WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4390698
Email: [email protected]
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4. SARAWAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY (SWWS)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am to 5.30pm)
Contact: +6082-422660
SMS/WhatsApp: +6013-8044285
Email: [email protected]
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5. SABAH WOMEN'S ACTION-RESOURCE GROUP (SAWO)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am to 2pm)
Contact: +6088-280200
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

6. PROTECT AND SAVE THE CHILDREN (PS THE CHILDREN)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5.30pm)
Contact: +6016-2273065 | +6016-7213065
WhatsApp: +6016-7213065
Email: [email protected]
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7. INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION (IWF)
Anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse content and non-photographic child sexual abuse images with IWF’s Reporting Portal.

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