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The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has raised concern over an increase in human trafficking, particularly in women and children, into the country.
Effective measures proposed by the special commission to beef up the police force, can be implemented immediately even before reporting them to the Government.
Two Immigration Department personnel have been found to be involved in a syndicate, which supplies genuine passports belonging to Malaysians, to foreigners to enter the country.
Police have cited the narrow and relatively calm waterways that take between 20 and 40 minutes to navigate across as one of the main reasons there is rampant human trafficking between Indonesia's Riau Islands and Johor.
Indonesian and Malaysian marine police have agreed to enhance direct communication at the regional level and joint patrols to stamp out piracy and human trafficking in the Straits of Malacca.
Embassies in Kuala Lumpur need to play a more proactive role in reducing the number of foreign women inmates in Malaysian prisons, said the Malaysian Bar Council.
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has proposed that the Government set up a national task force to curb trafficking of women and children.
The ultimate test for the Government in combating the threats of extremism and militancy came through the ballot box, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
The detention of a prominent businessman from the offshore financial island of Labuan will enable the police to crack down on gang and vice activities in Sabah and Sarawak.
US officers met various organisations here to exchange views on how to effectively combat human trafficking, described as the third largest revenue earners for organised crime globally.