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MACC investigating graft at border

PUTRAJAYA: After discovering a serious breach of security at the Perlis-Thailand border due to enforcement personnel being on the take, graft investigators want to know how rampant corruption is at the Kedah and Kelantan border.Investigators from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) received data to help probe allegations that some border security personnel stationed at Padang Besar are receiving money from smugglers to allow them to hand over goods illegally to their counterparts in Thailand.Chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said the discovery would help MACC’s efforts in fighting corruption, adding that the data received dated from 2017 up to May this year.

Canadian police arrest 31, lay over 300 charges in human trafficking investigation

TORONTO (Reuters) - More than 300 charges have been laid and 31 arrests made in a multi-province human trafficking criminal investigation, Canadian police said on Wednesday.

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.

40 Indonesians allegedly fall victim to human trafficking scam

Taipei: As many as 40 Indonesians have fallen victim to an alleged human trafficking scheme in which scholarships and job opportunities were offered in Taiwan, the National Police have said.

UNHCR welcomes Malaysia's commitment to stopping statelessness

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed Malaysia’s renewed commitment to reducing and preventing statelessness in the country, in line with a global action plan to end statelessness by 2024.