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NO mercy for syndicates that use children to beg, Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh has warned.
KUALA LUMPUR: No mercy will be shown to syndicates that use children to beg, warns Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh.
EXCLUSIVE: PUTRAJAYA: A special court to handle human trafficking cases has been set up as part of the measures to get Malaysia into the top-ranked Tier 1 list of countries in the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TiP) annual report by 2020.
PETALING JAYA: Children rescued from begging activities can be temporarily placed in shelter homes or places of safety run by the Social Welfare Department.
EXCLUSIVE: Stroll through the busiest parts of Kuala Lumpur and you will run into a group of foreign child beggars forced to beg not out of poverty but to benefit syndicates linked to human traffickers. Rescue operations save the young victims and haul in the workers, but the masterminds remain anonymous and at large – free to continue the cycle.
PETALING JAYA: Those who buy religious books from and give donations to child beggars are only feeding the syndicates that exploit the children.