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Saying “no” to child sex trafficking

Saying “no” to child sex trafficking

ON 7 Aug 2010, The Body Shop Malaysia organised a march down Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur in an effort to join the war against trafficking of children and young people for sexual exploitation. More than 100 people, including students of Inti College University, took part in the march. They distributed leaflets and car […]

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Human trafficking: M’sia wants US Embassy to explain

PUTRAJAYA, 17 June 2009: Malaysia will seek an explanation from the United States Embassy after the country put Malaysia on its list of countries suspected of not doing enough to combat human trafficking. Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the move was to identify the causes leading to the allegations and claims. “In […]

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US decision blacklisting M’sia “unfair”

US decision blacklisting M’sia “unfair”

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 June 2009: The US’s decision to place Malaysia in the blacklist of countries trafficking in people is unfair, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Abu Seman Yusop said today. “I think it is not justifiable to put us on the blacklist,” he told the press in Parliament today. “This is as though we are involved […]

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Human trafficking rampant off Pengerang

JOHOR BARU, 2 June 2009: Stricter surveillance must be conducted off Pengerang on Johor’s east coast as its proximity to a group of Indonesian islands makes it a favourite haunt for human trafficking syndicates, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said. Its southern region chief, Admiral Che Hassan Jusoh, said the recent drowning of foreigners recently […]

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NGO: Set up unit to combat human trafficking

KOTA KINABALU, 14 April 2009: Tenaganita, a non-governmental organisation involved in protecting the rights of women and migrants, has proposed that the Sabah police set up a unit to combat human trafficking in the state. Its director Irene Fernandez said Sabah was a potentially growing centre for human trafficking, especially for prostitution and labour. “We […]

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Syed Hamid denies trade in Myanmar nationals

KANGAR, 19 Jan 2009: While acknowledging that many Myanmar nationals have entered this country via the Malaysia-Thai border, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar today denied that there is human trafficking involving Myanmar immigrants. Certain quarters had alleged that human trafficking activities involving Myanmar nationals were going on in this country although they could […]

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