US State Dept: Human Trafficking Prevalent in Malaysia

3 March 2009 New York The US State Department has listed Malaysia as a destination for human trafficking in its 2008 Human Rights Report. It said that the victims are being trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labour. The victims were usually females from China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam for […]

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Two Held for Forcing Foreign Women to Be Prostitutes

10 January 2009 Kuching Two men, aged 27 and 28 years old, were arrested on Thursday at 3:30pm for allegedly forcing 8 foreign women into prostitution. They were picked up at a double-storey terrace house in Poh Kwong Park. The women, aged between 16 and 25 years old, were locked up in a room of […]

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Indian National Convicted Under Anti-Trafficking Law

22 December 2008 Kuala Lumpur 32-year-old Punitha Raja has become the first person to be convicted in Malaysia under Section 13 of the Anti-Trafficking In Persons Act 2007 for forcing a 33-year-old woman into prostitution. The Indian national pleaded guilty to committing the offence at her rented residence along Jalan Kolam Air 5, Sentul, on […]

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Two China Women Forced to Prostitution

3 December 2008 Kuala Lumpur Two women from China were offered jobs at a factory here but were forced into prostitution by an agent. 19-year-old Feng Yu and 21-year-old Yang Zhen were hoping for higher pay when they were persuaded by a friend to find work in Malaysia. The agent, a local man only known […]

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16 Foreign Women Trafficked for Vice

27 March 2008 Putrajaya 16 foreign women have been rescued by the Immigration Department from the clutches of a human trafficking syndicate in two operations in Seremban and Johor Baru. Three members of the syndicate in their 30s have been arrested and remanded for between 4 and 14 days under the Anti-Trafficking In Persons Act […]

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