December 14, 2016

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MPF combats trafficking in persons as military operations

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As prevention plays a key role in trafficking in persons, the committee cooperates with media, artistes and social organizations in giving educative talks on anti-human trafficking to the people, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko told the Central Committee for Prevention of Trafficking in Persons meeting 2/2014 at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw on 29 December.
The union minister who is also chairman of the central committee stressed the need to uplift capacity of community watch group members for prevention of trafficking in persons. He said that the legal affairs and prosecution working group are to draw the 2005 Anti-Human Trafficking Law together with local and foreign experts. He revealed that Australia-Asia Program to Combat of Trafficking in Persons-AAPTIP, Warnart Group and Human Trafficking Work Group will provide technical assistance for reviewing the law.
He noted that Myanmar Police Force implements a plan for combating human trafficking as a military operation across the nation.
The union minister explained tasks of the central committee, successful hosting of meetings at region level and opening of a home for the human trafficked victims in border town Myawady on 19 December with the assistance of the Japanese government.
He urged all to beef up trafficking in persons in a transparent manner in the entire nation up to February 2015 as the U.S. Department of State collects data for issuance of the trafficking in persons report.
Deputy Ministers Brig-Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun and Daw Su Su Hlaing, Deputy Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, Chief of MPF Police Maj-Gen Zaw Win and officials discussed progress of anti-human trafficking in 2014 and a new plan for 2015.

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