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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.

Trafficking victims coached to give statements, says witness at RCI

He also says the high possibility of getting UNHCR cards, that exempts them from arrests, made many Myanmars want to enter Malaysia illegally.

NSC man ‘shocked’ illegal immigrants used ‘difficult’ route, RCI told

Former National Security Council director for Perlis tells inquiry into mass graves he had not expected foreigners to enter illegally via that route.

Reporter says ex-IGP wanted Thais to announce discovery of graves first

She said Khalid confirmed off-record that police had indeed discovered the Wang Burma camp and graves in January 2015 and not in May 2015.

Crossing illegally into Malaysia from Thailand so simple, reporter tells mass...

S Arulldas, who found mass graves on a hilltop in Perlis, says he and a photographer just stepped over a stretch of barbed wire in Thailand and were in Perlis, with no fence or security personnel to stop them.

Still no clarity about what happened in Wang Kelian

Witnesses in the RCI hearing seem to contradict each other and there appears to have been delays in police probes after the death camps were found.

Bank account number listed in jungle camp notebook traced to Malaysian,...

As the name is categorised as 'classified information', reporters are told to leave the hall where the RCI inquiry is being held.

I was told to make a false police report, cop tells...

Inspector Husyairi Muhd Musa says he had no choice but to follow the instructions given by his superior although it was not standard procedure to draft such a report.

Ex-IGP told us to ‘hold on’ in probe into mass graves,...

Former Perlis police chief Zul Aznam Haron says then IGP Khalid Abu Bakar told him this case will have a big impact on country as it involves foreign nationals and a comprehensive probe was needed.

Interpol rescues child slaves from West African markets

The children rescued were between the ages of 11 and 16 and came from Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Togo.

Bukit Aman slow to act on Wang Kelian camps and graves,...

Ex-Padang Besar police chief says the Perlis authorities waited for instructions from Bukit Aman.

I was told to stop investigating after finding a body, says...

ASP Junaidy Md Saad says he received this instruction from the district police chief.

Thai authorities ‘indirectly encouraged’ flow of illegals to Malaysia, RCI told

Witness says Thais set up smaller temporary settlements along their side of the border.

Cop tells RCI he was taken off operations after finding graves

DSP Sivanganam Thirumugam, the ground commander overseeing the demolition of a jungle camp, says the Wang Kelian operation was his last with the General Operations Force.

Cops found graves while burning tents at human trafficking camp, RCI...

Assistant superintendent tells RCI into the discovery of mass graves at Wang Kelian that they stopped after discovering the graves.

Items found at jungle camp passed around without following rules, RCI...

Police officer says he was unaware of standard operating procedures regarding illegal immigrants while another says he handled recovered items even though it was beyond his jurisdiction.

RCI into mass graves hears of people kept locked in jungle...

Two witnesses tell the royal commission of inquiry into the Wang Kelian human graves discovery that they saw a camp with caged containment areas and tents in 2015.

RCI into Wang Kelian mass graves begins public hearings

The hearings will be held for three days: April 17, 18 and 22.

Indonesia arrests 8 in major human trafficking bust

Hundreds of thousands of Indonesian women go to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan every year for domestic work, despite reports of widespread abuses and near slave-like living conditions.

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