Sugarbook reportedly changed URL to avoid ban and would be cracked down again
Sugar Daddy dating site Sugarbook reportedly changed its URL to Sucrebook after Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) recently banned access, according to media reports. MCMC also raised concerns over the platform’s implementation of a “marketing gimmick” claiming that more Malaysian women, especially college students, are registering as sugarbabies on their website. site.
A check by A + M found that Sucrebook is now unreachable and the webpage reflects a 404 server error, adding that the resource may have been deleted, its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Meanwhile, Sugarbook’s original URL is still banned, with a notification that the website violates national laws.
In a statement to A + M, Sugarbook spokesperson said: âSugarbook.com is only affected in Malaysia. Over time we will need to invest more in SEO, but for now our extensive online PR presence makes up for that.
The spokesperson added that “it is heartbreaking that [Sugarbook] is banned in Malaysia. âNonetheless, it plans to expand into countries with a high average income per unit.
MCMC has previously said that claims that more college students register as sugarbabies on Sugarbook should be investigated for confirmation. He added that the risk of romance scams would increase as the risk of malware and spyware became more prevalent. Therefore, he advised users of dating services to be careful when providing personal information on social media.
Meanwhile, after the initial ban, Sugarbook founder and CEO Darren Chan said in a statement he was sorry he couldn’t do more at this time. âWe have a responsibility to help you build modern relationships. If we cannot deliver, then we are not worthy of serving you,â he said.
He added that the company believes the Malaysian government knows what is best for the people and has acted in good faith. Therefore, it is taking strict measures to ensure that the ban does not occur in other countries. âI want to thank all of you who believed in our mission and helped build our community to what it is today,â Chan said. Sugarbook is currently accessible in Singapore.
Separately, Sunway University also condemned Sugarbook. CEO Elizabeth Lee said in a statement that she was “truly disappointed with a recent article about a company that challenges the moral fabric of our community and our youth, while also aiming to promote and profit from activities. immoral and possibly illegal “. This followed a Sugarbook infographic posted online regarding the 10 Best Sugar Baby Universities in Malaysia. Sunway University tops the charts with 3,105 sugar babies, according to the infographic. INTI International University, Taylor’s University and TAR University College also placed in the top five.
Lee said it was a “totally inaccurate reflection of the students of our country and other respectable higher education institutions who are undermining our collective efforts to form good citizens and develop a progressive nation.”
“We are truly disappointed that an irresponsible company wants to tarnish the good and sincere work of so many young minds for their own benefit and gain in these difficult times. We condemn their attempts to encourage young people to participate in their immorality, normalize this notion and ignore the mental health impact it causes, âadded Lee.
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