13 Jul '11, 2am

#Singapore recommits to fighting #humantrafficking

SINGAPORE on Tuesday reiterated its commitment to fight human trafficking during a meeting with a visiting official from the United States. The Singapore Inter-agency Taskforce on trafficking in persons also took the opportunity to clarify 'factual inaccuracies' in a recent US report on human trafficking. The taskforce met the US Ambassador-at-Large for human trafficking matters, Mr Luis CdeBaca, who was here to attend the Asia Regional Trafficking in Persons Project conference. The taskforce, co-chaired by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Manpower, coordinates anti-trafficking initiatives between government agencies here. Last month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had said it was dismayed that the section of the report on Singapore was 'riddled with inaccuracies'. In a statement on Tuesday, the taskforce highlighted certain segments of the US report, which al...

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