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Ian Yee

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Recent and archived articles by Ian Yee

22 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

DPM: We aim to get into Tier 1

EXCLUSIVE: PUTRAJAYA: A special court to handle human trafficking cases has been set up as part of the measures to get Malaysia into the top-ranked Tier 1 list of countries in the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TiP) annual report by 2020.

Calling all to help: Dr Ahmad Zahid urges NGOs critical of Malaysia’s rise to Tier 2 in the report to work with the Government.
17 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Hope for trafficked student victims

KUALA LUMPUR: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College’s (TAR UC) mission has always been open to helping the less privileged receive higher education and that is what it hopes to do now for student trafficking victims.

14 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Student trafficking network in Malaysian colleges exposed

EXCLUSIVE: Young Bangladeshis are promised a college education and work opportunities here, but end up caught in a constant cycle of exploitation.

Sad plight: Victims of the student trafficking trade have no choice but to work illegally, and often under inhumane conditions, to pay off their debts.
14 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Student trafficking to hit speed bump

PUTRAJAYA: Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh is a man on a mission to take down all student trafficking colleges throughout the country.

Cheated out of his money: A Bangladeshi victim paid an agent for a degree course, but was given this offer letter for a diploma instead and he wasn’t able to attend any classes.
18 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

A small step against predators

The witness holding room at the magistrate’s court here is a scary place.

29 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Cracking the whip on child sex offenders

KUALA LUMPUR: Grooming, touching, stalking, suggesting that children expose themselves or getting them to take part in sexually explicit conduct will be offences under the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill 2017.

16 Oct 2016 | 7:00 AM

Fighting predators together

PETALING JAYA: Lawmakers and celebrities have been coming out strongly in support of #MPsAgainstPredators, R.AGE’s latest initiative to combat the alarming trend of child sexual grooming in Malaysia.

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8 Oct 2016 | 7:00 AM

Unicef lauds proposed laws against child sex crimes

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has joined the chorus of organisations hailing the new laws being proposed to combat child sexual crimes in Malaysia.

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14 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM

Paedophiles turn to gadgets to find and groom potential victims

EXCLUSIVE: Online predators are using technology to target and prey on underage girls. Over a period of six months, The Star’s R.AGE team uncovers the sordid truth surrounding the sexual exploitation of minors, which is more prevalent than most Malaysians suspect.

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15 Mar 2016 | 9:55 AM

The elephant in our room

BELUM: Since 2010, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has translocated 36 elephants into the state park. According to the orang asli, this is causing an increase in human-elephant conflict (HEC).

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