Five arrested for fornication in beauty salon raid

Police have arrested four Thai women and one Maldivian man on suspicion of sexual misconduct during a raid of a beauty salon in Male’ on Saturday.

Police raided the ‘Sabai Salon’ on the fourth floor of Ufuriyaage in the Galolhu ward of Male’, the ninth salon to be shut down for prostitution charges since February 2012.

Police Sub-inspector Hassan Haneef said the women arrested were mostly foreigners and faced deportation, whereas the Maldivian nationals are “given advice” in most cases.

“It is difficult to charge them with fornication as the law requires eyewitnesses,” said Haneef.

Islamic Minister Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed in May claimed the ministry possessed a list of suspected brothels on inhabited islands, “most of which have already been shut down.”

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs last month said it was formulating rules and guidelines for registering and operating alternative medicine centres, spas and beauty salons to prevent the use of such establishments as a front for prostitution.

The new regulations, to be drafted by a technical committee comprising of representatives from police and relevant ministries, would expand the role of the Islamic Ministry in monitoring the businesses, according to the Islamic Ministry.

Shutting down brothels masquerading as spas and massage parlors was a key demand of a ‘mega protest’ on December 23, organised by eight political parties and religious NGOs to ‘Defend Islam’ against the allegedly liberal policies of the ousted Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) government.

Adhaalath Party President Sheikh Imran Abdulla had claimed during the December 23 demonstration that over 60 brothels were in operation in Male’ alone, double the number of mosques in the capital.

Earlier this week, three Maldivian men and a Sri Lankan man were arrested along with three Thai women for suspected prostitution inside “Shaaha Alternative Medical Centre” in Male’.

In May, two people were arrested at “New Age” beauty salon for sexual misconduct.

In April police arrested two Thai women and two local men on prostitution charges after raiding a Male’-based business called ‘Maldivian Care’.

In March police arrested five Thai nationals and three male Maldivians inside ‘Herbal Beauty Salon’, located on the second floor of Maafannu Sherrif.

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10 thoughts on “Five arrested for fornication in beauty salon raid”

  1. Ya sure! eye witnesses shall be required....otherwise our Islamic Minister's video with a women shall be a problem, isn't it????

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  2. When would we ever have required amount of eyewitnesses. Then why would they deport the foreigners. What a joke

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  3. Spies. That's what we need. Four eyeballs of 2 Muslim men or 8 eyeballs of non menstruating Muslim women was all that was needed. I recommend glory holes and slits in the walls of these "brothels" so that we may spy on them and catch them in the act. Much like how Nebihoor spied on the Queen. Is this so hard for the police to do?

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  4. Five arrested for FORNICATION? Ha ha.. insane heading, Musliha.

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  5. "Adhaalath Party President Sheikh Imran Abdulla had claimed during the December 23 demonstration that over 60 brothels were in operation in Male’ alone, double the number of mosques in the capital."

    Does that mean brothels are asked for and needed more often?
    Remember: Prostitution is referred to as "the world's oldest profession".

    "According to Shia Muslims, the prophet Muhammad sanctioned fixed-term marriage - muta'a in Iraq and sigheh in Iran — which has instead been used as a legitimizing cover for sex workers, in a culture where prostitution would otherwise be forbidden.[21] Sunni Muslims, who make up the majority of Muslims worldwide, believe the practice of fixed-term marriage was abrogated and ultimately forbidden by either Muhammad, or one of his successors, Umar. Like the Shia, Sunnis regard prostitution as sinful and forbidden."

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  6. @adhaalath on Sun, 10th Jun 2012 7:23 PM

    "Four eyeballs of 2 Muslim men or 8 eyeballs of non menstruating Muslim women."

    Do non menstruating Muslim women have half the eye power of Muslim men? What about menstruating women? Do they have no power in their eye at all?

    Load of old bollocks comes to mind...

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  7. @suvadheeb ge halaaku

    Firstly fie upon you for mocking the commandments of Allah. Secondly yes, they're deficient didn't you know? Menstruating women are highly emotional and forget things. Their brains are not capable. Look at the Saudi nail polish girl - a typical case of menstrual mental illness.

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  8. I wonder how could Saheem knows every brothels in this country so accuratly.

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