Essay About Human Trafficking

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain. It is a hidden crime as victims rarely come forward to seek help because of barriers, fear of the traffickers, and fear of law enforcement. This is because of it is the most heinous crime that is being committed. There are a lot of cases of human trafficking in Malaysia. Malaysia borders the Straits Malacca and that is a gateway for criminal activity. “They had detected Indonesian and Vietnamese using vessels registered in Malaysia to commit unhealthy activities. He said that this was a common tactic as the Straits of Malacca was very wide and the cooperation of neighboring agencies was needed.” (Zulkifli,
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Today, many people need organ donation to continue their life. It is so hard to get an organ so, people get their organ donation from black organ market. “The illegal trade in kidneys has risen to such a level that an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs now take place annually, or more than one an hour.” (Illegal kidney trade booms as new organ is 'sold every hour', 2012). Kidney organ is very important to our body. Organ trafficking occurs by kidnapping the people especially children. This is because the children are very healthy, fresh and clean from any illness. Plus, they are also weak and inferior compared to adults so they are easier to be handled and controlled. There is one case of organ trafficking in Malaysia. In September 2010, a news report said Malaysia was among ‘several countries’ involved in a syndicate linked to illegal kidney trade. The report, while shocking some, however came as no surprise to Aegile Fernandez, programme director with Tenaganita, simply because she remembers with clarity the first time she heard about human organ trafficking in Malaysia. “It was in 2009, when word reached me that organs were being trafficked in Johor and linked to Indonesia and Singapore – the triangle of one of the hotspots where this activity was taking place. (Alphonsus,
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