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Stop denying abuse, govt told

Stop denying abuse, govt told

PETALING JAYA, 18 June 2009: The Malaysian government should stop denying that asylum seekers, refugees, stateless persons and undocumented migrants have been treated poorly, said Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram). Suaram coordinator Temme Lee described the government’s ongoing denial as “disturbing”. “The government should…start taking steps toward improving the human rights protection of this group,” Lee […]

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Modern-day slavery in Malaysia

Modern-day slavery in Malaysia

THE condemnation of Malaysia in the United States State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report 2009 should not have come as a surprise. In fact, the Malaysian authorities should have anticipated it. The Malaysian government was put on notice of active trafficking in persons in the country a year ago by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and […]

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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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