Indonesia to host human trafficking meeting


Delegates will discuss ways to tackle human traffickers in Thailand’s fishing industry and the deaths of Myanmar fishermen in Indonesia.

A meeting aimed at stepping up regional law enforcement efforts against human trafficking and illegal detention will be held on 21 and 22 October in Bali, Indonesia.
Delegates from Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand will attend the two-day meeting, which is being sponsored by the Australia-Asia Programme to Combat Trafficking in Persons (AAPTP).
Police Brig-Gen Win Naing Tun will lead Myanmar’s delegation, which includes officials from the Myanmar Police Force, the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, the Department of Transnational Crime, the Myanmar Financial Intelligence Unit and the Union Attorney-General’s Office.
Myanmar will discuss the sharing of information about human traffickers in Thailand, as well as the latest anti-human trafficking measurers for the Thai fishing industry, said a spokesperson from Myanmar’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division.
Discussions with Indonesian and Myanmar delegates will likely focus on the selection of witnesses from among those who have been rescued from human traffickers in Indonesia and the number of legal cases opened. Delegates will also discuss issues relating to suspects, detainees, the narcotics trade and ways to tackle the high death toll among Myanmar fishermen in Indonesia.

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