KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department has received more than 1,200 reports from the public on their family members being involved in immoral activities.
Kuala Lumpur Immigration director Hamidi Adam said the reports revolved around gambling, soliciting prostitutes, and others in premises around the city.
"From January to December last year, we received an average 1,000 reports a month. Most of the reports were received via emails and letters urging that raids be carried out at the premises.
"Those who lodged the reports felt the premises have brought about a degeneration of family ties."
He said this after heading Operasi Mega 3.0 at Jalan Kuchai, Jalan Pudu, Jalan Raja Laut, here, early this morning.
Hamidi said those who lodged reports said aside from working at such premises, there were family members who spent a lot of time there to the extent that they neglected their responsibilities at home.
"Some say their husbands do not return home and ask us to raid the premises to ensure their spouses were not involved in immoral activities.
"They are persistent and repeatedly ask us to conduct raids."
He said consistent raids were not only successful in apprehending foreign workers but helped address breakdowns in the family institution.
"These raids bring relief to many and help curb the proliferation of such premises in the city."