These NGOs need to make noise to justify the money they claim and spend.
Most of us have been in Batam for years. We all understand that occasionally a 17yo, maybe 16yo girl could be hidden among others. But did we EVER see a 13yo in a KTV or in a short-time house?? A 14yo in Newton?? Or did we EVER received such a proposal from pimps or wannabe pimps?
Did we ever see "a grown-up customer bringing a child up to the room"?
Or "a lone child being sent to the hotel by pimps"??
Me, NEVER. And I digged hard all massage joints and discos, for years. This article is pure CRAP, written by a fundamentalist who believes 50% what he writes, and adds the other 50% because he believes Evil must be fought.
I remember years ago a group of 3 15yo girls in Newton. I did not take them to my room, and I am not sure they would have. For sure, they did not make an offer. It was a case in years, and I am not one who keeps eyes closed.
For sure, those who do not know will be impressed by this article on the newspaper, will support the NGO even more, will think Batam is an evil den where children are forced to sex like in Cambodia's brothels at old times.