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Malaysia considers amending human trafficking law after US report

KUALA LUMPUR:  Malaysia’s new government said on Saturday it is considering amending laws on human trafficking and migrant smuggling just days after the U.S. State Department reported a lack of progress in the country’s efforts to counter trafficking in the past year. The Home Ministry said proposals under discussion focused on protecting victims, by giving them more freedom of movement and work, and introducing stiffer penalties for traffickers. On Thursday, the U.S. State Department released its annual Trafficking In…