US upgraded Malaysia’s efforts in combating trafficking – Minister Mohamad

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KUALA LUMPUR: The recent upgrade of Malaysia to Tier 2 in 2024 United States Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is an acknowledgement of the substantial progress made by the government in combating trafficking in persons.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said, this report includes the increased number of investigations, intensified efforts in prosecution and convictions of traffickers with significant sentences, increased number of trafficking specialist prosecutors, increased funding of victim shelters and improvement on public awareness programmes.

The Minister added, Malaysia will continue to undertake serious actions to combat this heinous crime and address the challenges arising from TIP issues.

He highlighted that the actions include to vigorously implementing the National Action Plan on Anti-Trafficking in Persons (2021-2025) (NAPTIP 3.0).

“We call our international partners to work together in tackling common challenges in this issue. We also call countries of origin to shoulder greater responsibilities in preventing their citizens from becoming potential trafficking victims as well as prosecuting and penalising the perpetrators in the country of origin,” the Minister said in a statement. – Malaysia World News


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