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Malaysian rubber gloves among banned goods in US anti-slavery crackdown

It is among five products the US seized based on information they were made using slave labour.

More human trafficking convictions than reported, says law minister’s office

Liew Vui Keong's office says low figures for convictions quoted by Reuters are inaccurate and key information has been left out.

Jeffrey Epstein accusers cannot recoup damages over plea deal

US District Judge Kenneth Marra also rejected the women's bid to void the non-prosecution agreement.

Tough for witnesses to testify in human trafficking court, says lawyer

Rajsurain Pillai says the trauma of their experiences makes it difficult for witnesses to take the stand, which in turn affects the court's conviction rate.

American caught for trafficking ‘baby in bag’ at Manila airport

Jennifer Talbot managed to pass through security and immigration before personnel at the departure gate confronted her at Manila's international airport.

Convictions few and far between for human trafficking court in first...

Official figures show that only 26 cases were cleared, with eight resulting in a conviction.

Admit that Malaysians get trafficked too, Putrajaya told

Tenaganita speaks of girls sold overseas as sex workers and other victims sent to western countries as underpaid farm workers.

Ensure plantations free of forced labour, Tenaganita tells FGV

This follows call by US NGOs to ban imports of palm oil from FGV and investigate the company.

Migrants mistakenly held in Thai trafficking shelters

The US State Department criticises Thailand for not pushing their anti-trafficking efforts enough.

Copy Thailand in fighting human trafficking, Malaysia told

A Usaid representative says the Thai way of allowing partnership between NGOs and enforcement agencies has produced results.

Focus on 5Ps in fight against human trafficking, say NGOs

A report calls on the government to focus on policy, prosecution, protection, partnership and prevention

Australia pledges US$55 mil to fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia

Australia's initiative to fight human trafficking will also help and support international investigations to ensure traffickers are charged.

Why some migrants are willing to be smuggled into Malaysia

An activist says legal entry is too costly and involves too much red tape.

16 US Marines arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

The arrests at Camp Pendleton stem from a separate investigation of two other Marines arrested earlier this month on human trafficking charges.

Rights group links human trafficking to weak governance

Tenaganita says there's no monitoring mechanism to ensure that laws, policies and procedures are well enforced.

Malaysian demand for cheap labour fuels Thai human trafficking spike

Malaysia too demands cheap labour, causing a rise in illegal trade.

Thai cops save 49 victims of human trafficking, 2 locals held

They were waiting to be smuggled into Malaysia.

Govt yet to decide on making RCI report on mass graves...

Home minister still waiting for the report following the conclusion of the RCI hearing.

PM Prayuth calls to expedite probe, provide aid for Rohingya stranded...

Prayuth Chan o-cha wants investigations on a group of 65 Rohingya stranded at Rawi Island to be conducted as soon as possible.

Most victims could have been dead for 3-4 years, mass graves...

Forensics expert Dr Mohd Suhani Mohd Noor says the cause of death could only be determined for two out of 114 bodies sent to the hospital where he works.

11 held for trying to smuggle out Sri Lankan boy

Police say they have crippled a syndicate using Malaysia as a transit nation.

Activist: Thailand needs neighbours’ help to crack down on slavery at...

Thailand's crackdown on exploitation and slavery will only succeed if its neighbours step up and adopt anti-trafficking laws, said a labour rights activist.

RCI witness contradicts earlier statement on grave-like structures

ASP Joeking Marian Anthony previously said he had never mentioned the discovery of grave-like structures on top of Wang Burma hill during a meeting with the Perlis deputy police chief a day after the camp raid.

N.Korean women tell of slavery and gang rape in Chinese cybersex...

Pregnant women sent back to North Korea are forced to undergo abortions without anesthetic.