Special court for human trafficking cases to be set up in June

Nuradzimmah Daim

BAGAN DATUK: The special court to handle human trafficking cases will enable proceedings to run smoothly, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the court that would be established in June would focus on solving pending cases and those that need urgent attention. "This court is crucial in translating our seriousness in addressing human trafficking cases.

"The Home Ministry has proposed that each special court has a dedicated judge with vast experience in the field," he told the Press after closing the Multaqa Permuafakatan programme for mosque officials and Kafa teachers here today. "The court, which will start operating in several states (as a pioneer project), will expedite the prosecution and ensure justice for the victims," he said. Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif was reported as saying that the court, which would be first set up in Klang, Selangor, would be established in stages in others states, including Perak, Melaka, Johor and Sabah. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd