Group to tackle human trafficking


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  • Tuesday, 04 Aug 2015

Working together: Anifah (sixth from left), Asean foreign ministers and delegates smiling for the camera before commencing the South-East Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Commission meeting at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Asean’s human rights body said it will be able to tackle the thorny issue of human trafficking in the region without upsetting any of its member countries.

Chairman of the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said the body viewed the problem from the perspective of the victims whose human rights were violated by the traffickers.

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