A GROUP of transvestites in revealing outfits was detained by religious authorities for trying to offer sexual services.
Sinar Harian reported that they were spotted waiting for customers in Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur.
The six transvestites ran helter-skelter when they saw an enforcement team from the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) and officers from the Al-Azim mosque making their rounds at 5am on Thursday.
It was learnt the transvestites charged as low as RM50 (S$20).
Al-Azim mosque officer Ahmad Nawi Osman said some of the transvestites suffered light injuries when they fell while running up a flight of stairs.
“All of them, aged between 20 and 38, were arrested,” he said, adding that one transvestite disclosed that it was difficult to find work and gain acceptance in society, causing him to resort to such a job.