Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has banned the Sugarbook’s website which has generated controversy in Malaysia recently.
“It is unfortunate to share that Sugarbook has been banned by the Malaysian government, ” the website admin said in an email sent to the users today.
It was reported that Sugarbook, with the motto ” where romance meets finance” , has attracted thousands of subscribers most of them young female students who are looking for rich men to support them financially.
It was also said that the application was allegedly used for wealthy old men looking for young ladies for sex and romance.
The Malaysian government blocked and banned the this website after reports exposed statistics from popular dating sites showing that Malaysia is home to about 300,000 sugar babies consisting of mainly female university students in their 20s.
According to Asia’s largest sugar daddy dating platform, Sugarbook, they have over 400,000 active members consisting of 220,000 sugar babies, 180,000 sugar daddies and 6,000 sugar mummies in Malaysia.
However, users can still download the app and access the website somehow.
According to Malaysiakini, the service revealed that it created an alternative link to the site and teaches users how to use Domain Name System (DNS) to bypass the block.