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All Malaysian entry points will be closely watched to prevent unscrupulous people from smuggling in orphans from countries hit by the tsunami tragedy.
Indian activists called yesterday for a one-year adoption ban to prevent human traffickers from exploiting children orphaned in the tsunami disaster for cheap labour or the sex trade.
The Government will gazette five existing women shelters in Selangor, Malacca, Sabah, Pahang and Kelantan as shelters for abused women.
Philippine police have rescued 15 women and arrested three men #8211; a Belgian, an American and a Filipino #8211; in raids on a suspected Internet sex ring, officials said yesterday.
The huge number of illegal immigrants is making it difficult for the authorities to determine genuine victims of human trafficking in the country, CID Director Comm Datuk Musa Hassan said.
A US national has been arrested in Cambodia and accused of having sex with more than five children aged seven to 12 in the latest detention of a foreign suspected paedophile, police said yesterday.
Singapore on Monday challenged a US State Department report citing the city-state as a major centre for trafficking in sex slaves, arguing that it had only two substantiated cases of forced prostitution in the last two years.
Asean police chiefs have called for stricter border access control to curb human trafficking.
Local criminals are teaming up to form an organised syndicate which in turn forms a networking for transnational organised crime, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Gen Chavalit Yongchaiyudh said.
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), described by Interpol as a model police force, especially in combating transnational crimes, has been invited to be Asia#8217;s representative at its next world conference in Mexico in October.