US penalises Malaysia for shameful human trafficking record

Human trafficking is Slavery and the worst of man's attrition against fellow mankind and children. It needs focus and elimination.



Continued failure to curb traffickers prompts US to downgrade Malaysia in its annual Trafficking in Persons report

The Guardian
By Kate Hodal
20 June 2014

The US has downgraded Malaysia to the lowest ranking in its annual human trafficking report, relegating the southeast Asian nation to the same category as Zimbabwe, North Korea and Saudi Arabia. The move could result in economic sanctions and loss of development aid.

Malaysia's relegation to tier 3 in the US state department's Trafficking in Persons (TiP) report – published on Friday – indicates that the country has categorically failed to comply with the most basic international requirements to prevent trafficking and protect victims within its borders.

Human rights activists in Malaysia and abroad welcomed the downgrade as proof of the government's lax law enforcement, and lack of political will, in the face of continued NGO and media reports on trafficking and slavery.

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