News source : Free Malaysia Today
Jakarta : Malaysia is committed to continue fighting modern slavery holistically so that its victims can be protected, said home minister Hamzah Zainudin.
He said the government’s focus was not solely on managing the entry of foreign workers but looking at effective methods to reduce the problem of human trafficking and forced labour.
“So that is why I have come with senior officials to solve legal problems and at the same time to inform our counterparts of what we are doing,” he said.
Hamzah said this at a dinner yesterday with more than 100 Malaysians residing here in conjunction with his working visit.
He was accompanied by the Chargé d’Affaires of the Malaysian Embassy in Indonesia Adlan Mohd Shaffieq, Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani and immigration director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud.
Hamzah also explained that human trafficking and forced labour are cross-border issues that occur in many countries, whether developed or developing.