Hotline set up in bid to tackle human trafficking


  • Nation
  • Monday, 31 Jul 2017

SHAH ALAM: The issue of human trafficking in the country is being tackled head-on with the launch of a National Anti-Trafficking hotline.

The initiative was mooted in conjunction with the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons here yesterday. Victims of human trafficking, as well as the public, can now report suspected cases anonymously to the hotline at 03-8000 8000, seven days a week, from 7.30am to 9pm.

This is part of the Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants’ efforts to reach out to as many victims as possible.

All human trafficking-related re­­ports will be forwarded to the police and other relevant authorities.

“Hotlines are a vital component of an effective anti-trafficking response in any country,” said Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim.

“By leveraging on new technologies that enable information sha­ring, and by incorporating new modes of communication, hotlines can reach more survivors, support a safe migration and offer better resources to vulnerable communities,” he added.

The hotline was launched at Advoc8Hack, a nationwide hacka­thon organised by anti-human trafficking NGO Project Liber8.

“This hotline is a useful tool for the people to lodge reports,” said Project Liber8 founder and president New Su Shern.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Government , rage

   

Next In Nation

Jalan Bentong-Gua Musang to reopen on Oct 5
Kitingan right man for Sabah governor post, says Sabah DAP
No conditions to saying yes for GE15 this year, says PM
I'm now free to talk about corruption in Umno, says sacked party member
Two young boys die in electrical accident while bathing at their Sepang home
Grade for primary school headmasters, senior assistants, upgraded to maximum DG54, says PM
GE15: Umno to hold special meeting on Oct 4, all division chiefs invited
Tip-off leads Johor cops to more than 17,000l of subsidised diesel, nine arrested
Dr Wee takes opportunity to meet with representatives of several ICAO member countries
HR Ministry approves 541,315 foreign workers quotas until Sept 26

Others Also Read