New law to curb migrant smuggling takes effect tomorrow

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Amendment) Act 2022 will become effective tomorrow in the wake of getting illustrious consent on Jan 19.

Home pastor Hamzah Zainudin said the law was Malaysia’s vitally legitimate instrument in handling present day servitude and to check illegal exploitation and carrying of transients.

“Generally speaking, there are 19 arrangements altered with upgrades to the meaning of illegal exploitation and canceling the meaning of pressure as well as expanding the prison sentence and the presentation of whipping,” he said in a proclamation this evening.

He said different alterations connected with the formation of ecclesiastical powers in the arrangement of any government worker as an implementation official, and the incorporation of individuals from different associations and NGOs in the Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants.

The extension of the job of the ladies, family and local area advancement service in the administration and control of defensive officials and havens for illegal exploitation casualties were remembered for the corrections, he added.

He said an entire of-government and an entire of-society approach was utilized and was certain that it would further develop Malaysia’s remaining in any worldwide assessment and lift the nation’s picture internationally.

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