Bar Council ready to help special court to deal with human trafficking issues


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar Council is ready to assist in the move to set up a special court to deal with human trafficking cases. Malaysian Bar council president George Varghese said the setting up of special courts to deal with human trafficking cases is timely and the efforts by Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif are lauded. “Human trafficking is a serious issue in Malaysia that needs to be addressed on all fronts. The council is supportive of this initiative and if required, is ready to lend all assistance in this matter,” he said. “The government must without delay bring all those responsible for the heinous acts to task with recent revelations in the New Straits Times’ report regarding the discovery of evidence of ‘a massive, coordinated cover up’ of the mass graves and death camps in Wang Kelian, Perlis,” he said when contacted. Varghese added to date, there are no charges have been proffered against any member of the Malaysian security forces or the authorities. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd