GSM MBA student Redzanur Rahman writes about debating Malaysia’s position in US Human Trafficking Report


Congratulating our GSM MBA alumni Redzanur Rahman for his media post on Free Malaysia Today. The post is titled as “Why we should debate Malaysia’s position in US human trafficking report”. Some of the lines from his post are quoted below:

“When Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim’s motion to debate the position of Malaysia in the US State Department’s recently released 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report was rejected by the Dewan Rakyat Speaker a few days ago, I was at a loss for words. His excuse is simply unacceptable. How can a matter of grave importance like this not be debated?

Malaysia has recently been downgraded from the Tier 2 Watchlist to Tier 3. In simple words, those listed under Tier 2 are countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards.

Tier 3 is worse; they are countries which fail to comply with minimum standards and also fail to make significant efforts to comply.

Malaysia has joined countries like Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Papua New Guinea to be listed in Tier 3, definitely not something we can be proud of.

Victims of human trafficking are known to fall into forced labour, prostitution, restrictions of movement, contract violation, wage fraud, assault, threats of deportation, the imposition of significant debts, and passport retention.”

Click here to see the full post on Free Malaysia Today’s website.




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