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Sugarbook sugar-dating app now banned in Malaysia; company sets up new website

Sugarbook has been getting lots of negative press lately
Sugarbook Banned Malaysia

Sugarbook, a website popular for “compensated dating” (also known as “sugar dating“), has just been banned in Malaysia.

According to the Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission, the app’s content “violates the laws of the country” under Section 263 (2) of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

Despite being banned less than 24 hours ago, the company has since set up a brand new websiteSucrebook.com as an alternative “mirror” for people to access the banned site.

The announcement was even published on the Sugarbook app.

Sugarbook Founder
Sugarbook founder, Darren Chan.

Earlier yesterday, MCMC released a statement saying that they are working with the local police to monitor and investigate the controversial application — adding that they will take action against owners (and users) of the platform if any laws have been violated.

“If there are elements of prostitution, further actions will be taken by the PDRM”, mentioned MCMC.

“Parents and guardians are advised to constantly monitor their children’s online activities and to observe any lifestyle changes that may arouse suspicion.”

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.