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Saving Child Trafficking Victims With DNA

By Fadzli Ramli

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 29 (Bernama) -- Children are our most priceless assets, yet there are cold-blooded people out there who would put a price on these innocent souls.




MAPO conducts year-round training programmes and workshops aimed at increasing awareness in the need to eradicate human trafficking and migrant smuggling; strengthening enforcement procedures, investigation methods, evidence gathering and victim protection; and enhance inter-agency cooperation within the Home Affairs Ministry as well with non-government organisations (NGOs).







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JOHOR BAHARU, April 9 (Bernama) -- Johor Marine Operations Force succeeded in crippling an attempt to smuggle out 14 illegal Indonesian immigrants in an operation in Pantai Ladang Kurnia, Kota Tinggi at early today


No More Extension To Legalisation Process - Hisham

KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 (Bernama) - The government has no plans to extend the legalisation process for the 6P programme which ends on April 10 after it was extended twice.


Maid Agency Owner Gets Six Years For Trafficking Two Filipino Women

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 (Bernama) -- The Sessions Court today sentenced the owner of a maid agency to a total of six years jail after finding him guilty on two counts of trafficking two Filipino women four years ago.


977 Victims Of Human Trafficking Rescued From 2008 Till Now

KUALA TERENGGANU, March 29 (Bernama) -- A total of 977 victims of human trafficking were rescued and placed under Protection Order (PO) from 2008 till now.




In 2010 MAPO successfully instituted 135 cases out of 197 arrests made under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons (Amendment) Act 2010. A total of 892 foreign nationals were initially placed under Interim Protection Order. 472 of them were eventually granted Interim Protection by the authorities.


According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the number of victims trafficked internally and across national borders in 1997 was 4 million.


The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) statistics indicates that an estimated 2 million women and children are trafficked globally each year. The proceeds from trafficking of persons amounts to US$10 billion a year.


The US government estimates that about 50,000 women and children are trafficked annually for sexual exploitation into the US, which is used as a transit country by traffickers.


You can help identify victims of human trafficing or migrant smuggling. Some of the clues to look out for:

  • Multiple people in cramped space
  • People living with employer
  • Inability to speak to individual alone
  • Employer holding identity documents
  • Evidence of being controlled
  • Inability to move or leave job
  • Bruises or other signs of battering
  • Submissive, fearful or depressed demeanor

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