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Thailand 16 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

Modern slaves left in the lurch

BANGKOK: Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99% of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed.

AseanPlus News 02 Aug 2019 | 7:00 AM

Funds to help fight human trafficking

Bangkok - Australia pledged US$55 million to fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia on Thursday, vowing to tackle "modern slavery" ensnaring vulnerable populations across the region, from low-paid workers to underage brides and Rohingya refugees.

AseanPlus News 01 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

UK and Aussie police help Philippines fight child sex abuse

KUALA LUMPUR: British and Australian police are supporting the Philippines’ first centre to combat the online sexual abuse of children, as the country becomes a global hotspot for the growing crime.

World 10 Feb 2019 | 10:22 PM

Pope denounces 'scourge' of human trafficking and slavery

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged governments on Sunday to take decisive action against the $150 billion-a-year human trafficking business and the plight of millions of modern-day slaves.

AseanPlus News 03 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Asian countries urged to follow Thailand on fishing pledge

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian countries have been urged to sign up to international standards on working conditions in the fishing industries after Thailand became the first in the region to make such a pledge.

AseanPlus News 27 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Philippines urges tougher global action on cybersex child trafficking

MANILA: The Philippines’ fight to end cybersex trafficking needs other countries to get tougher with sexual predators who pay to watch children being abused over webcams, a Filipina senator said.

World 22 Sep 2017 | 9:55 PM

Uzbekistan pulls students, teachers, nurses from cotton fields - sources

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan has abruptly recalled thousands of school children, college students and healthcare workers from cotton fields, halting a practice condemned abroad as forced labour, government officials and other sources told Reuters on Friday.