Langkah-Langkah Pencegahan Pelacurandari Pasca Kemerdekaan hingga1970-an di Kelantan, Malaysia
Steps to Thwart Prostitution from Post-IndependenceEra to The 1970s in Kelantan, Malaysia
Keywords:Prostitution, Kelantan, deterrent, Post-independence
This article discusses the roles of government agencies in enforcing laws to stop prostitution activities in Kelantan since early periods of independence to the 1970s. Analysis in this article was based on reports from files of Police Department (the Kelantan Police Contingent Office and the Kuala Krai Police Office), Persekutuan Persetiaan Melayu Kelantan (PPMK), Kelantan Legal Advisor Office (PPUUNK) and Machang Social Welfare Department office. The discussion elaborates on the police in terms of problems of enforcement. Roles of the Council of Islamic and Malay Culture (MAIK), the Social Welfare Department and City Council were also dealt with. The discussion was to examine to what extent the means taken were effective in deterring prostitution activities. Also the article touches in general the response from the public during the study period in helping to control the activity. This was to determine whether it formed a kind of assistance to the law enforcement agencies.