Tenaganita: Special court useful in fighting human trafficking

Source: Free Malaysia Today

PETALING JAYA: Human rights organisation Tenaganita has lauded the government’s move to set up a special court focused on human trafficking cases, saying it will be a useful component of Malaysia’s strategy to combat the problem.

Its executive director, Glorene A Das, however cautioned that the effort would be construed as a public relations exercise if certain important prerequisites were not fulfilled.

She said very often victims of trafficking, most of them foreigners, were reluctant to fight their cases in courts due to the lengthy legal process and lack of support. This problem needed to be addressed.

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