02 Aug '11, 2am

S'pore refutes human trafficking report via @cmswire: Like it or not, SG is a hub for human smuggling and sex!

S'pore refutes human trafficking report via @cmswire: Like it or not, SG is a hub for human smuggling and sex!

The Singapore Inter-agency Taskforce on trafficking in persons has released a detailed response to a recent United States report on human trafficking. -- PHOTO: POLICE THE Singapore Inter-agency Taskforce on trafficking in persons has released a detailed response to a recent United States report on human trafficking. The five-page response - which reiterates and points out new 'inaccuracies and misrepresentations' in the US State Department's latest annual report on human trafficking, released in June - was sent to the US yesterday. The report claims, among other things, that forced labour on fishing vessels has been found to have originated from Singapore, and that no trafficking victims were offered medical and other services at shelters in the past year. The report also stated that Singapore has not made proactive efforts to reduce the demand for commercial sex acts. Th...

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