March
04
 

Malaysian victims of organ trafficking

Like many other countries, Malaysia has a problem with human trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labour. Most of the victims come from countries in the region like China, Nepal, Burma, Indonesia and the Philippines. Now the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs has added a new twist to this sad story with claims that its citizens have been the victims of organ trafficking activities abroad. Secretary-general Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Radzi said that most of the victims were women and children who were kidnapped and taken to a foreign country where their organs were removed and sold. However, he gave no details of the scale of the trafficking, apart from saying that some of those who were deceived into selling their organs abroad were not remunerated as promised. He said, "This organ trade, which may happen by force, conscious or unconsciously, is deemed wrong under the Anti-Human Trafficking Act 2007." Only 186 people have been charged under the Act in the last two years ~ Malaysian National News Agency Mar 2

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