Special Branch’s revelation a wake up call for enforcement agencies nationwide

Source: The Rakyat Post

SUBANG JAYA, June 3, 2015:

The report compiled by Bukit Aman Special Branch, stating that almost all of the security personnel placed at Malaysian borders are corrupt, is a wake up call for all enforcement agencies nationwide.

This findings, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, showed a clear need for an integrity unit to be formed in every agency under the Home Ministry, including the Immigration, Customs, National Registration Department and Rela.

“Such an initiative has been taken by the police. They have formed an integrity department within the police agency itself.

“But this integrity department needs to be separate from the police set up itself. The department needs to have its own building and its director, must be on the same level as directors from other departments. Read more

NST EXCLUSIVE: 80pc of enforcers manning borders on the take

Source: New Straits Times Online

A CONTROVERSIAL report compiled by the Special Branch revealed that a staggering 80 per cent of the nation’s security personnel and law enforcement officers at Malaysian borders are corrupt.

This shocking revelation is the result of 10 years of covert, deep-cover surveillance and intelligence gathering by the Special Branch at the nation’s border checkpoints, and at different enforcement agencies throughout the country, including the Immigration Department, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), the Anti-Smuggling Unit (UPP) and the police’s General Operations Force.

Sources within the Special Branch told the New Straits Times that these personnel were not only on the take, but many were on the payroll of syndicates dealing with drugs, weapons and even human smuggling.

The Special Branch, which is tasked with providing intelligence for the country’s enforcement agencies to act on, had, over the years, shared crucial information with these agencies. However, on many occasions, they were not followed through, for reasons known only to these agencies that were fed intel. Read more

Death camps are a ‘blight on the soul of the nation’ – MCCBCHST

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Forensic investigators document graves of human-trafficking victims near the Thai-Malaysian border in Perlis. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 27, 2015.

Forensic investigators document graves of human-trafficking victims near the Thai-Malaysian border in Perlis. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 27, 2015.

JUNE 2 — The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) is deeply saddened by the discovery of mass graves of migrants at the Malaysian/Thai border in Perlis. We are distressed to read reports that they were victims of abuse and torture at the hands of human traffickers and that several members of our police force may have been complicit.

The exploitation, torture and killing of our fellow human beings at these “death camps” on Malaysian soil are a blight of our nation and humanity. These victims deserve more than the indignity of un-mourned deaths and unmarked graves and their souls call for our prayers and for justice.

As such the MCCBCHST calls on Malaysians of all faiths to hold prayer sessions for the solace and rest of the victims and to ask for those responsible for these “death camps” to be brought to justice.

We call upon regional and national leaders to legislate and enforce sustainable humane solutions to the long-standing challenge of refugees, migrants and stateless people being exploited and abused by human traffickers across our borders. Read more

Mangsa di Wang Kelian dan buruh asing di Qatar: Rasuah memusnahkan kemanusiaan – Muthanna Saari

Sumber: The Malaysian Insider

OLEH MUTHANNA SAARI

Penemuan 138 kubur di 28 kem sementara di tengah-tengah hutan di sempadan Thailand-Malaysia terus menjadikan negara kita tumpuan dunia. Ini tambah menghangatkan lagi isu-isu berkaitan pelarian Rohingya dan bakal membongkar akar sindiket pemerdagangan manusia yang kelihatan sudah bertapak kukuh di rantau ini khususnya bagi Thailand dan Malaysia untuk membanteras aktiviti tidak berperikemanusiaan ini. Read more

UN experts voice concern over adverse impact of free trade and investment agreements on human rights

Source: OHCHR

GENEVA 2 June 2015 – A number of free trade and investment agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are currently being negotiated. A group of UN experts* have issued the following statement to express concern about the secret nature of drawing up and negotiating many of these agreements and the potential adverse impact of these agreements on human rights:

“While trade and investment agreements can create new economic opportunities, we draw attention to the potential detrimental impact these treaties and agreements may have on the enjoyment of human rights as enshrined in legally binding instruments, whether civil, cultural, economic, political or social. Our concerns relate to the rights to life, food, water and sanitation, health, housing, education, science and culture, improved labour standards, an independent judiciary, a clean environment and the right not to be subjected to forced resettlement.

As also underlined in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, States must ensure that trade and investment agreements do not constrain their ability to meet their human rights obligations (Guiding Principle 9). Read more

Cops identify main suspect in Perlis human trafficking cases

Source: The Malay Mail Online

IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigations were being carried out to find all suspects who are believed to be involved in human trafficking in Perlis and further action would be taken to eradicate such syndicates. — Reuters pic

IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigations were being carried out to find all suspects who are believed to be involved in human trafficking in Perlis and further action would be taken to eradicate such syndicates. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — Police have identified an individual named ‘Yassin’ as the main suspect who acted as an agent of human trafficking syndicates in Wang Kelian, Perlis.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigations were being carried out to find all suspects who are believed to be involved and further action would be taken to eradicate such syndicates. Read more