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Local job creation essential for combat against human trafficking

Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko addresses meeting of Central Committee for Anti-Human Trafficking. Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko addresses meeting of Central Committee for Anti-Human Trafficking. Photo: MNA

The number of human trafficking cases will decrease only when local job creation is speeded up, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko said at a meeting of the Central Committee for Anti-human Trafficking on Monday.
In addition, it is necessary to develop tactics for safe migration while revealing causes of human trafficking, places where human trafficking can take place and groups likely to be targeted by traffickers in addition to educative measures, the union minister added.
The union minister also said that Myanmar was able to reach agreements with nations like China, Thailand and Indonesia to combat human trafficking and rescued 789 people from traffickers in Indonesia.
In conclusion, the union minister reviewed the strong and weak points of human trafficking measures including those to prevent being source and transit countries for boat people.
Myanmar has been amending its anti-human trafficking law to be in accordance with the ASEAN Convention on Anti-Human Trafficking.

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