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Human Trafficking Victims Rescued

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BINTULU – Eleven Indonesians suspected of being victims of human trafficking were rescued by police in Bintulu in northern Sarawak. The Indonesians – nine of them women aged 18 to 40 and two men aged 23 and 44 – were rescued after police raided a house at 2.45pm on Monday. Police had to cut a…

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Massage Parlour Managers Detained For Suspected Human Trafficking

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SIBU – The police have detained a manager of a massage parlour at Jalan Ramin here for alleged human trafficking involving four Filipinas. Sibu district police chief ACP Saiful Bahari Abdullah said the 46-year-old manager was detained yesterday after a report was lodged by an officer of the Philippine Embassy who was conducting a programme for workers from the republic, on the…

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Malaysia Confident Of Attaining Tier One In Fight Against Human Trafficking

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is positive of attaining the Tier One by complying fully with the minimum standards to curb human trafficking crimes, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. According to the United States annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released by the United States State Department on June 27,…

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254 Cases Of Human Trafficking Taken To Court From January To June

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PUTRAJAYA – A total of 254 cases of human trafficking were taken to court  up to June with 67 convictions obtained, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said of the total convictions, 43 involved human trafficking offences while 24 other offences had human trafficking elements. “For the period January up…

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3 Arrested Over 5 Women Victims Of Human Trafficking

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JOHOR BAHRU – Police arrested two men and a woman here yesterday and rescued five foreign women believed to be victims of human trafficking in two raids, on an old folks home and the house of an agent supplying foreign workers, according to police. Johor Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the ‘Ops Lebaran’ raids were conducted…

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Septuagenarian Charged With Human Trafficking, Pimping

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TELUK INTAN – A septuagenarian was charged in the Sessions Court here today with four counts of trafficking in four foreign women for sexual exploitation last August. Lie Haa, 73, from Kampung Pahang, Tapah claimed trial to committing the offences involving three Vietnamese women and a woman from China aged between 24 and 44, at…

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Actor’s Wife Nabbed In Human Trafficking Probe

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KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of a popular actor was among 28 immigration department personnel detained for alleged involvement in a human trafficking syndicate, said deputy inspector-general of police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim. He said the suspects including the 33-year-old woman were nabbed in a special operation conducted in Putrajaya last Tuesday. “They are suspected…

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Human Trafficking: Kingpin Escapes Much Heavier Penalty Due To Technicality

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By Nik Nurfaqih Nik Wil KUALA LUMPUR: A Jordanian suspected to be the kingpin of a human trafficking syndicate is believed to have used Malaysia many times as a transit for smuggling Indonesian women as ‘modern slaves’ to Middle Eastern countries. He has been arrested three times but never charged with human trafficking although 126…

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Remains Of 14 More Human Trafficking Victims Buried Today

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POKOK SENA – The remains of 14 more victims of human trafficking found at Wang Kelian in Perlis last May were buried today. The Rohingyas, all men, were buried at 10am at the Muslim cemetery in Kampung Tualang here. Kedah Islamic Religious Council chief funeral coordinator for the remains of the Rohingyas, Sheikh Fakhrurazzi Yub…

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Filipino Woman Claims Trial To Trafficking Girl

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JOHOR BAHARU – A Filipino woman pleaded not guilty to trafficking a girl from Sabah from 2011 to 2013 in the Magistrate’s Court here Sunday. Estrellita Tabanao Padilla, 55, who is a permanent resident here, was charged jointly with Jasrin Yakin, 28, for trafficking the then 12-year-old child by forced labour. She was accused of…

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Malaysia Will Not Sit Idly On Human Trafficking Issues

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not sit idly while the crime of trafficking in persons continues to undermine efforts at enforcing human rights and respect for the rule of law, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed. He said Malaysia stood committed with its peers in the fight against trafficking in persons and would continue…

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71 Arrested In Human Trafficking Operation In Perak

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IPOH – Seventy-one arrests were made via the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants 2007 2007 (Act 670) operations, by Perak police over the last five years. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said Perak police conducted 35 operations in various locations throughout the period with 26 arrests so far this…

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20 More Bodies Of Human Trafficking Victims Buried Today

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POKOK SENA – Twenty more bodies of human trafficking victims found in Wang Kelian, Perlis were buried at the Kampung Tualang Muslim Cemetery here today. Kedah Islamic Religious Department (JAIK) director Datuk Zahari Ismail said the bodies which were buried today were those of 14 men, two women and four whose gender could not be…

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US Ready To Help Malaysia Improve Human Trafficking Rankings

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KUALA LUMPUR – The United States (US) is ready to help Malaysia further improve its rankings in the US State Department’s annual human trafficking report, said Secretary of State John Kerry. He said the US could impart its expertise through, for example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other relevant agencies to assist Malaysian…

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Remains Of 24 More Human Trafficking Victims Buried Today

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POKOK SENA – The fourth batch of 24 remains of the human trafficking victims, believed to be Rohingya migrants from Myanmar, found in Bukit Wang Burma, Wang Kelian, were buried at the Kampung Tualang cemetery today. The victims, all men, were buried en mass in a grave. The burial, which started at 12.30 am, ended…

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Remains Of 24 More Human Trafficking Victims Found In Wang Kelian Buried

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POKOK SENA – The third batch of 24 remains of human trafficking victims, believed to be Rohingya from Myanmar, found in Bukit Wang Burma, Wang Kelian, were buried in a cemetery at Kampung Tualang here early Saturday. The burial started at midnight and ended about 3 am. All the victims were men, except one, whose…

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21 Human Trafficking Victims Buried In Pokok Sena

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POKOK SENA – There was an air of melancholy surrounding the Kampung Tualang cemetary here today, when 21 bodies of human trafficking victims beleived to be Rohingya refugees found in Wang Kelian last month, were buried. Nineteen of the victims who were men, were buried en masse in a grave, while the bodies of two…

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Najib Wants Stern Action To Be Taken Against Masterminds Of Human Trafficking Syndicates

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KUALA PERLIS – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Saturday instructed the relevant authorities to look for the masterminds of syndicates involved in human trafficking across the country’s borders. He said the discovery of graves and detention camps, believed used by people-smugglers, in Wang Kelian recently was a very sad incident. He said stern…

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Suspected Human Trafficking: Second Body Exhumed

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WANG KELIAN (Perlis) – A second body, believed to be victim of a human trafficking syndicate, was exhumed from one of the 139 graves discovered in the forest of Bukit Wang Burma bordering Thailand here today. The fully shrouded body was exhumed by a police forensics team from a 0.4- metre deep grave at a…

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