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Report Claims 700 Malaysians Held for Ransom in Lao SEZ
October 04, 2022

Report Claims 700 Malaysians Held for Ransom in Lao SEZ

By Sebastian Strangio
The report is just the latest case of alleged human trafficking to have emerged in the Mekong region over the past year.

ASEAN Urged to Intervene Over Human Trafficking
September 14, 2022

ASEAN Urged to Intervene Over Human Trafficking

By Luke Hunt
Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar have been cited as key trafficking destinations by victims' groups.
Taiwan Frets for ‘Thousands’ Trafficked Into Cambodia
August 16, 2022

Taiwan Frets for ‘Thousands’ Trafficked Into Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Taiwan joins the chorus of regional countries expressing concerns about human trafficking in Cambodia, where reports are rife of enslavement, beatings, torture, and being resold.

Inside Southeast Asia’s Casino Scam Archipelago
August 02, 2022

Inside Southeast Asia’s Casino Scam Archipelago

By Lindsey Kennedy and Nathan Paul Southern
Special Economic Zones and self-governing statelets across the Mekong region have become conduits for human trafficking on a massive scale.

Cambodia Rescues 16 Trafficked Malaysians, Others Still Held Captive
April 11, 2022

Cambodia Rescues 16 Trafficked Malaysians, Others Still Held Captive

By Luke Hunt
The move came after the Malaysian ambassador wrote to the national police chief to ask for assistance.

Michael Brosowski on Vietnam’s Trafficking Challenge
March 03, 2021

Michael Brosowski on Vietnam’s Trafficking Challenge

By Thoi Nguyen
Like many businesses, human traffickers quickly recalibrated to the realities of COVID-19.

Vietnam’s Human Trafficking Problem Is Too Big to Ignore
November 08, 2019

Vietnam’s Human Trafficking Problem Is Too Big to Ignore

By Thoi Nguyen
The tragic deaths of 39 Vietnamese in the U.K. shine a harsh light on Vietnam’s longstanding problem of human trafficking.
Australia and ASEAN Push Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
August 07, 2019

Australia and ASEAN Push Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

By Grant Wyeth
This issue forms an important area where Australia is able to align its values to its broader interests in Southeast Asia.

What’s Wrong with India’s Efforts to Check Human Trafficking?
January 03, 2019

What’s Wrong with India’s Efforts to Check Human Trafficking?

By Avinash Giri
A recent case of human trafficking highlights the capability-will gap in Indian law enforcement.

Exploiting Nepal’s Children
April 25, 2017

Exploiting Nepal’s Children

By Steve Shaw
Two years after the earthquake, rebuilding continues and trafficking thrives.

Pakistan’s Conflict Zone Migrants
December 22, 2015

Pakistan’s Conflict Zone Migrants

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan's reputation as a source of illegal economic migrants demands government scrutiny.
Nepal’s Lingering Anguish
September 14, 2015

Nepal’s Lingering Anguish

By Andrew Neal
Many Nepalese are struggling to cope in temporary shelters, at risk of abduction and trafficking.

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