The arrest of the Sugarbook founder today is part of the strong stand taken by the PN government, says a PPBM Supreme Council member. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: A PPBM Supreme Council member has criticised the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration for failing to act against Sugarbook, the biggest “sugar daddy-sugar baby” dating service in Asia.

In a statement, Mohd Taufik Yaacob said PH had allowed Sugarbook to continue operating.

“When they were in power, it was as if PH had no interest in safeguarding religion and our ways.”

He said Perikatan Nasional, on the other hand, has taken a strong stand on the issue with the strict action taken by the police, home ministry as well as the communications and multimedia ministry.

Taufik said this was the difference between PN and PH, when comparing the current administration led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, to that of PH, led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Police have arrested the founder of Sugarbook and are investigating him under the Penal Code and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

This came in the wake of uproar over Sugarbook’s revelations that it had some 12,705 students from 10 institutions of higher learning in the Klang Valley using the platform.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has also since blocked access to the site.

Taufik said he hoped the government would study why the platform had become so popular.

“The strict action which has been taken must be the first step. We need to work to ensure our society strives to have high morals and rejects vices.”



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