Suhakam: Significant improvement needed after Malaysia sinks to lowest ever ranking in human trafficking report

PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has called on the Malaysian government to significantly step up its efforts in combating people smuggling, after the country was relegated to the tier 3 watch list in an annual human trafficking report published by the United States.

Its acting chairman Datuk Dr Khaw Lake Tee urged the government to give due consideration to some of the commission’s recommendations, as the report found that Malaysia’s efforts in three main aspects of human trafficking - prosecution, protection and prevention – were unsatisfactory.

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