Tag: Tier 2
The home ministry says proposals under discussion are focused on protecting victims by giving them more freedom of movement and work, and introducing stiffer penalties for traffickers.
Malaysia will drop back to Tier 2 Watch List which denotes countries that deserve special scrutiny.
Malaysia does not comply with international standards to fight human trafficking, nor does it have the political will to curb 'insider syndicates'.
Malaysia moves up to Tier 2, up from the Tier 2 Watch List last year, to be among nations making significant efforts to comply.
DPM says 2016 US human trafficking report mentions initiative taken by the government to provide employment to victims of human trafficking in the hotel industry.