NEWS

Human trafficking still plaguing our country

Steven Sim Chee Keong

8 Jul 2016, 9:27 am

Updated 4 years ago

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COMMENT The latest US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report was released mid-last week on the heels of yet another devastating news of migrants dying in our shores because of abuses and mistreatments.

The latest TIP report showed that there was no improvement in Malaysia’s position in regard to fighting and eliminating human trafficking. We are now second consecutive year in Tier 2 Watch List.

While this is above the lowest band of Tier 3, it is below Tier 2 and denotes “countries whose governments do not fully meet the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to meet those standards”...