Sugarbook CEO back behind bars for 7 days

Jail bars edited against a photo Darren Chan from Dec. 2019. Photo: Coconuts
Jail bars edited against a photo Darren Chan from Dec. 2019. Photo: Coconuts

Sugarbook founder Darren Chan returns to jail today after the court reversed a decision that allowed him to go home on condition he cooperated in police investigations. 

Another judge at the Shah Alam High Court today ordered the 34-year-old to be in remand for seven days after prosecutors filed for a review of the police’s application to detain him. Justice Noorin Badaruddin did not give a reason for the court’s latest decision. 

The same court denied the police their application to keep the suspect in custody just yesterday as Chan promised to assist the police in their probe. 

The entrepreneur was being investigated for allegedly soliciting prostitution and sharing content deemed offensive through his sugar dating site. He was arrested yesterday, days after Sugarbook released data showing the top ten universities it claimed were popular among sugar babies in Malaysia. 

The “pay-to-play” website has been banned in Malaysia since Monday, but the company was able to skirt the restrictions by tweaking its URL

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