The Home Ministry will record the statement of human trafficking victims to be used in court proceedings against the perpetrators of such activity, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop said. He said that at the moment, the ministry had set up three shelters for the victims, one at the KL International Airport, in Sepang, another in Belenu, Sarawak and one in Malacca. “We will record the statements in these centres,”
Children and women victims, he said, would be placed at three shelter homes – one in Likas, Sabah, and two in Kuala Lumpur run by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry. He said the victims would be sent home within six months after their placement at the centres. The Tanjung Keling centres started operations on Aug 15 and currently houses 68 people comprising 33 Bangladeshis, 25 Sri Lankans, eight Vietnamese and two Indian nationals. (BERNAMA – 08/09/10)
SUKA Society is currently involved in providing welfare support and assistance to the victims of human trafficking in one of above mentioned facilities. Plans to conduct therapeutic group activities and counseling services for children in the one managed by Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is on the way.
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