PETALING JAYA – A holiday turned out to be a nightmare for 31 university students when they discovered that they could have been secretly filmed while in the shower.
The students, all in their 20s, checked into a homestay property in Selayang on May 9, for the long awaited break.
The group was made up of 23 women and eight men.
A student identified only as Wong was surprised when one of bathroom hooks fell after she placed her towel on it.
She became uncomfortable when she saw what appeared to be microchips and something resembling a camera lens, and she alerted the rest of her friends.
All of them then checked the other bathrooms, and were shocked to find the device there as well.
The father of one of the students later lodged a report at the Selayang police station, before bringing the matter up with MCA Public Services and Complaints Department Head Datuk Seri Michael Chong.
“He also brought the device to a technician who identified it as a spy camera,” he said.
Chong said police investigations are ongoing, and the operator of the homestay and a foreign worker are being questioned about the incident.
He added that this is the seventh complaint he has received about spy cameras, and cautioned property owners offering their properties as homestay locations to sweep their premises for such devices.
“It could have been installed by someone with bad intentions, so it is better to be safe than sorry,” he said.