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VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN): Women in Luang Namtha province continued to fall prey to human traffickers last year, with many being tricked into fraudulent marriages.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on Europe to support its work in Libya, where it is providing military support to the internationally-recognised government, if it wants to end the conflict there.
PHNOM PENH: Thousands of tuk-tuk drivers in Cambodia are to join the fight against human trafficking under a plan by the ride-hailing app Grab to train drivers to spot and report signs of exploitation.
KOTA KINABALU: Seven wildlife offenders have been arrested in the first 15 days of this year through joint operations mounted by the General Operations Force, Sabah Forestry Department and Sabah Wildlife Department.
BANGKOK: A mobile app launched to boost the reporting of human trafficking risks could be hampered by lack of trust in government officials, said anti-slavery experts.
BANGKOK/YANGON: Four Rohingya migrants who escaped with 15 others from a Songkhla detention centre earlier this week have now been captured. The superintendent of Songkhla Province’s Immigration Bureau reported yesterday that four more of the detained Rohingya had been captured.
KUCHING: Sarawak police are making early preparations to improve border security ahead of Indonesia's planned relocation of its capital to east Kalimantan.
Jakarta: As many as 119 Indonesian migrant workers from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), most of them without proper documents, died abroad throughout 2019, the Indonesian Migrant Workers Placement, Protection and Monitoring Agency (BP3TKI) in Kupang has revealed.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): The government has ordered the mandatory repatriation of Filipinos in Iraq amid escalating tensions in the Middle East.
BANGKOK: Thailand rescued a record 1,807 victims of human trafficking last year, according to data that campaigners on Monday said raised concerns about the nation's ability to support survivors. The number of victims soared from 622 in 2018, while the previous high was 982 in 2015, the government data showed.