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Malaysian Human Rights Commission says Government still ignorant on issue of human trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has expressed its disappointment with the Government over the amendments to the Anti-Trafficking Act, emphasising that human trafficking is distinctly different from human smuggling.
Victims of trafficking are deceived and made to believe that there is a job waiting for them in a foreign country and get exploited by employers who bring them into the country.

Suhakam commissioner Muhammad Sha’ani Abdullah said the problems of human trafficking in the country would not be solved if the Government could not differentiate it from smuggling.

He said victims of trafficking would continue to be victimized when smug­gling was incorporated in the amendments of the Anti-Trafficking Act.

The amendments to the Anti-Trafficking Act was tabled in Parliament in June and was approved in August.

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