Five foreign teens rescued from forced child labour in Klang

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 27 May 2023

KUALA LUMPUR: Police here have rescued five foreign teenagers who were being exploited as forced child labour in a raid on a factory in Teluk Panglima Garang, Selangor.

The raid was conducted by Bukit Aman CID's Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Atipsom) unit (D3) along with other agencies at about 5.45pm on Friday (May 26) after months of surveillance.

Sources said the raid also resulted in the detention of 80 foreigners for immigration offences, including not possessing valid travel documents and abusing worker permit passes.

"The focus of the operation was to identify human trafficking victims based on the National Guideline on Human Trafficking Indicators (NGHTI),” said the source.

"Five foreign teenagers were rescued under the Atipsom Act. The victims were two girls from Cambodia and Myanmar, two boys from Myanmar and a Pakistani boy aged between 16 and 17," they added.

Investigations showed that the teenagers were tasked at dismantling used electronic parts since three months ago and they were paid between RM70 and RM80 daily.

"The rescued victims have been placed at a government shelter while the other foreigners - 29 Cambodians, 27 Myanmar nationals, 13 Pakistanis and five Chinese nationals - detained have been remanded for 14 days,” said the source.

"The police also detained a local man, believed to be the factory's manager and a male Chinese national, suspected to be the assistant manager. They have been remanded for four days," they added.

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