Foreign ministers of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia meet to discuss human trafficking

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Anifah (centre) with his Thai counterpart Tanasak (left) and Indonesian counterpart Retno.

PUTRAJAYA: Foreign ministers from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are holding talks here Wednesday on the issue of irregular movement of people, in particular human trafficking.

The meeting involving Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and his Thailand counterpart General Tanasak Patimapragorn, who is also Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Indonesia's Retno Marsudi, convened at Wisma Putra here.

According to a Wisma Putra statement, Malaysia remains committed to working closely with affected countries and members of the international community in resolving the issue in the region.

"Malaysia will continue to seek a solution on the issue through, inter alia, concerted and coordinated efforts among the countries of origin, transit and destination," it said.

It was reported that 1,158 Bangladeshis and Rohingyas from Myanmar, including women and children, landed illegally by boat in Langkawi, Kedah on May 10, with the figures reported to be the largest ever to date. - Bernama

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