Modern Slavery in Malaysia: Human Trafficking is alive and well!

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Modern Slavery

“[Modern] slavery refers to situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power or deception, with treatment akin to a farm animal.

“For example, their passport might be taken away if they are in a foreign country, they may experience or be threatened with violence or their family might be threatened,” said the Walk Free Foundation that commissioned the report.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/in-malaysia-128800-people-effectively-slaves-survey-finds#sthash.A8mwzoP4.dpuf

25 December 2017

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Human trafficking syndicates active as usual across Thai border – report

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Human trafficking syndicates along the Thai-Malaysian border remain active despite renewed attention on the illegal trade, an English daily reported today.

Sources told the New Straits Times that human trafficking syndicates charge a fee of between RM2,500 and RM3,500 to smuggle immigrants, primarily from Myanmar and Bangladesh, over the border.

“The syndicates are willing to face the risk of arrest because of the profit. From the border, the illegal immigrants will be ferried to destinations such as Kuala Lumpur and Pahang.

“The traffickers will bring in illegal immigrants, mostly from Myanmar and Bangladesh, via Sungai Golok and move along laluantikus (rat routes) before sending them to their next destination in a car or van,” said the source.

The source also said that the syndicates often switched between the approximately 150 laluantikus along the Kelantan-Thailand border to confuse authorities.

Kelantan Border Security Agency commander Mohd Asri Yahya told NST that about 15 immigrants are trafficked over daily by these syndicates, which are made up of Malaysian and Thai nationals.

“These syndicates will use isolated areas between Panglima Bayu and Rantau Panjang here as entry points.

“We believe that the syndicates have doubled their illegal human cargo through Sungai Golok during the recent floods,” he said.
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Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/406552#wbmeOPBfWGL1OPBq.99

6 September 2016

Sembilan warga Bangladesh, Myanmar dirantai untuk ‘dijual’ di Kedah
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Kedah cops rescue 9 chained human trafficking victims

ALOR STAR: Nine men, believed to be kidnap and human trafficking victims, have been rescued by police during a raid at a house in Kampung Charok Keladi, Pendang early Tuesday.

The nine men were weak, starved and had their legs chained.

They comprise eight Bangladeshis and one Myanmar national aged between 22 and 45.

Kedah police chief Datuk Asri Yusoff said the raid was done following a report where six Bangladeshi men were kidnapped from a construction site in Sungai Petani on Aug 29.

“All the victims’ families in Bangladesh had received threats that the victims would be killed if the ransom of RM15,000 each was not paid,” he told reporters here Tuesday.

He said based on intelligence reports, police raided a house and found the six men as well as three other victims who had been reported kidnapped in Perak and Kuala Lumpur.

Asri said police also detained four local men, a Bangaldeshi and a Myanmar national, aged between 15 and 38, who were believed to be involved in the case.

He said one of those detained, a 15-year-old teenager, was the son of a suspect while another two were previously involved in a kidnapping case.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/09/06/kedah-cops-rescue-9-chained-human-trafficking-victims/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

12 August 2016

Malay Mail Online

In Malaysia, 128,800 people effectively slaves, survey finds

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File picture shows foreign workers at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur, February 16, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — Over 128,000 workers in Malaysia are employed in slave-like conditions and treated like livestock, according to the Global Slavery Index 2016.

The survey ranked Malaysia 50th out of 167 countries measured, with nearly a half per cent of the over 30 million population working in exploitative conditions described as “modern slavery”.

“[Modern] slavery refers to situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power or deception, with treatment akin to a farm animal.

“For example, their passport might be taken away if they are in a foreign country, they may experience or be threatened with violence or their family might be threatened,” said the Walk Free Foundation that commissioned the report.

In the region, Malaysia was behind Singapore (130th, 9,200 people) in the number of workers considered to be modern day slaves, but ahead of Vietnam (47th, 139,300), the Philippines (19th, 401,000), Thailand (16th, 425,000) and Indonesia (10th, 736,100) The country with the most enslaved workers was India, with over 18 million, followed by China (3.3 million) and Pakistan (2.1 million). Luxembourg has the fewest at 100.

Over 45 million people across the 167 countries were in modern slavery.

Malaysia was also rated “CCC” in terms of government action to modern-day slavery, which is categorised as “limited response” as well as “limited support” for victims. The 10-tier ranking ranges from “AAA”, the best, to D, the worst.

According to the report, the majority of modern-day slaves in Malaysia — as with other richer Asian countries — were women and young girls who migrated work as domestic helpers.

“Inhumane treatment of domestic workers including starvation and sexual abuse was reported in 2015, as well as indicators of forced labour including extortionate recruitment fees, confinement to the place of employment, excessive unpaid overtime, withholding of wages and confiscation of identity documents,” the report said.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/in-malaysia-128800-people-effectively-slaves-survey-finds#sthash.A8mwzoP4.dpuf

Human Trafficking: Right at our door step and on our shore!
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THEY ARE STILL COMING!

Malaysia, one of Southeast Asia’s wealthier economies, has long been a magnet for illegal immigrants from poorer countries in the region, especially for the Rohingys.

Malaysia is one of the two Muslim-majority countries that have shown the most sympathy for the Rohingyas. The other is Indonesia.

Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Alwi Ibrahim was reported on May 11 as saying that investigations have not shown any human trafficking camps or graves of the Rohingya located in Malaysia.

HE HAS BEEN PROVEN WRONG.

25 MAY 2015

Malaysia finds 139 suspected migrant graves: police chief

 

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One Response to Modern Slavery in Malaysia: Human Trafficking is alive and well!

  1. Edward Lye says:

    If you live in a state which embraces ACT672 informally and misleadingly calted the the solid waste separation act, you are effectively a slave since you are forced by LAW to do the bidding of a private or eventually privatized company{created by ACT673} that has legal powers of enforcement. You do not get paid{notice that your cukai pintu didn’t drop even when DBKL or your local council no longer needs to do this} and furthermore, your nicely sorted and clean garbage can be sold for profit. You don’t get ANYTHING in return, cannot opt out and pay in sweat, garbage bags, water, space and time. You are a slave that pays its masters. The only thing you get is a promise{ha ha} that your children will have a cleaner future. Can any economist tell me how much that is worth?

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