Sugarbook founder under seven-day remand

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The Shah Alam High Court today issued a remand order for seven days beginning yesterday against the founder of Sugarbook, a sugar daddy dating platform.

Judge Noorin Badaruddin issued the order following a review application by the Selangor prosecution’s office after its application was rejected by the high court deputy registrar yesterday.


Noorin issued the seven-day remand order after the 34-year-old suspect agreed to be held in remand to facilitate investigation under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Lawyers Foong Cheng Leong, T Shashi Devan and Low Li Qun represented the suspect, while deputy public prosecutors Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad and Shukor Abu Bakar prosecuted

Earlier, Shashi Devan submitted that their client had no objection to the review application and would extend his cooperation to complete the investigation.

“Our client also thinks it is a good platform for him to provide the information needed so that the investigation can be carried out quickly and completely,” he said and requested that the suspect would not be handcuffed from the back as he suffered a shoulder injury.

Yesterday, deputy registrar Noorasyikin Sahat dismissed the application for remand after the Sugarbook founder promised to give his full cooperation to facilitate police investigation in the case.

The suspect, from Minden, Gelugor, in Penang, was arrested two days ago at a condominium in Kuala Lumpur.

Police initiated the investigations into the dating website after it named 10 public and private universities as having the most students who chose to become “sugar babies” and sought “sugar daddies” to finance their lifestyles.