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Published On: Sat, Sep 12th, 2015

Mocha Girls detained in Malaysia: Lord Byron Cristobal clarifies

The Philippines-based all-female singing and dancing group were taken into custody by Malaysian immigration officials earlier this week after not presenting the necessary permits to perform in the neighboring Asian country.

There has been much hearsay about the detention and Mocha Girls Manager, Lord Byron Cristobal explained the situation on social media Friday:

Mocha Girls have been lately on tour abroad for the past years. They have toured the US, Canada, and Europe. This year, they went on Asian tour. Last Friday, Sept. 4, they arrived at KL Malaysia from Thailand to do their last show before finally going back to the Philippines the next day.

They were rendering their second song number when the Malaysian Immigration authorities conducted a raid in the hotel they were performing, subjecting them to passport and the required permit inspection for our shows. As our producer failed to produce the work permit that his contractual commitment with us mandated him, we were taken into custody and detained in the Malaysian Immigration prison for 5 days.

We were initially treated as ordinary criminals until they learned that MOCHA GIRLS were legitimate artists and professional performers in the Philippines that some measure of courtesy and goodwill were extended us.

WE WERE NOT DETAINED FOR SEXY PERFORMANCES AS SOME WOULD SPECULATE. MOCHA GIRLS’ regular venue for their performances is the international community and the rules and culture of the country where we perform are in our psyche to give respect to always.Meanwhile, for the producer’s breach of our contractual agreement to arrange for the issuance of the permit for our shows, our lawyers have assured us that they will take appropriate legal action to bring full justice to us. We wish to express our deep appreciation to all friends and fans who went out of their way to extend help and encouragement to us throughout our days of detention. And, finally to our brothers and sisters in Christ who continually prayed for us, our profound thanks. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.

Cristobal also noted today that the group was not deported from Malaysia saying, “Mocha girls were not deported as reported by one TV STATION. as a matter of fact we dont have any bad records sa MALAYSIA, we even ask the Malaysian immigration if we can come back anytime, they said anytime we can coz they know it was the producers fault not MOCHA GIRLS, wag naman po ganun kapuso.”

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