There is a need to adopt a victim-centred approach when dealing with human trafficking and forced labour, the Bar Council and Tenaganita said.
This was in response to Malaysia’s placing in the United States’ Tier 2 Watch List for three years now.
The Trafficking in Persons Report 2012 said Malaysia had been given a waiver from an automatic downgrade to Tier 3 because the Govern-ment had a written plan that, if implemented, would help meet the minimum standards.
The council’s Migrants, Refugees and Immigration Affairs Committeechairman Datuk M. Ramachelvam, said Malaysia should spend more for training in the identification of victims, investigation and prosecution.
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Source: The Star