A Malaysian newspaper has claimed sexual services were being offered at 20 illegal massage parlors in a shopping mall Kuala Lumpur by scantily-clad women from China, Vietnam and Thailand.

Readers of China Press wrote to the local newspaper, complaining about the alleged vice in Endah Parade, the seven-story shopping mall in Sri Petaling.

The paper claimed that from 10am and 10pm, the masseuses were mostly on the second floor or above and approached men and offered massages and other services.

The women spoke to reporters from the paper and said they charged 35 ringgit per massage and different prices for other services. While the women denied providing sexual services at the parlors, they admitted those could be up for discussion and conducted in nearby hotel rooms.

Store owners on the ground and first floors said the scene was not new. As long as the women were not upsetting their business, they did not take any action to prevent or report them from soliciting in the mall.

A cleaner of the mall said most of the women’s customers were migrant construction workers from nearby sites.