Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Something to think about - Human Trafficking

I accompanied William to American Embassy for our appointment with the officer on visa application today. We were given a pamplet to read and understand our basic rights in USA. As I was flipping through, I came across the section on Human Trafficking. Most of us aware that Malaysia has been blacklisted for Human Trafficking recently. Typically, we thought that human trafficking involved with prostitution and abused treatment by the employers such as pouring hot water.

However, it is more than that. I suspect, Malaysia is blacklisted due to many shocking cases of abusing treatment towards Indonesian maids and foreign workers. We never realise that majority of Malaysians have violated the basic rights of foreign workers/maids. For eg denying their day off, holding their passports while working in Malaysia and abusing their working hours more than 12 hours/day. Do you agree? Here is the detailed explanation of Human Trafficking as follow:

Source: Extracted from the pamplet of American Embassy of Singapore

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