KLIA immigration officers arrested over smuggling Bangladeshis

Source: The Star

PUTRAJAYA: Several immigration officers based at KL International Airport have been arrested as part of investigations into the smuggling of Bangladeshis by syndicates.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the investigations would determine if the officers had a hand in the illegal activities.

He vowed to take severe action against those who violate the department’s code of ethics and integrity and has not ruled the possibility of more arrests. Read more

Human trafficking eyes in the sky

Source: The Malay Mail Online

(From left) Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) president Nancy Rivard, American Airlines flight attendant Donna Hubbard and Alaska Airlines stewardess Andrea Hobart.Pic by The Malay Mail Online

SEPANG, Aug 29 — Airline staff can play a vital role to stop human trafficking in Southeast Asia and around the world, as they are at the front line of the fight against a crime which sees victims transported on major flights on a daily basis.

Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) president Nancy Rivard said air travel had become a popular human trafficking method because the mode left victims in the strong grip of traffickers.

“Picture this: A 10-year-old boy from a non-English speaking country is brought across international borders by his trafficker.

“He doesn’t understand what is going on, he is closely monitored by his trafficker, and his documentation is not with him.

“This child would be terrified for his life and the trafficker succeeds in smuggling yet another human,” Rivard said during a recent anti-trafficking roadshow orgarnised by AirAsia. Read more

Advoc8/Hack — Providing a platform for creative youths to be the catalyst for change

What is Advoc8/Hack?

Advoc8/Hack is Project Liber8’s first ever national hackathon that aims to create innovative technology ideas to help raise awareness on human trafficking issues in Malaysia. Up to 200 talented individuals will participate on-site in the 24-hour event from 29th – 30th July 2017. Participants will form teams to compete for attractive prizes by creating new solutions and presenting them to a panel of judges.

Who should attend?

If you’re a software developer, designer, engineer, tech entrepreneur or even someone who wants to make a difference in the World on human trafficking issues – Advoc8 Hack is for you! Our proposed projects will range in difficulty, so this a great opportunity for individuals to learn new tricks and make connections with other programmers, developers, and experts. We welcome all passionate problem solvers to join our community of innovators.

For more info, visit http://advoc8hack.projectliber8.org/

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