Factors contributing to women trafficking in Malaysia : perspectives from policy maker, implementers and non-governmental organization / Nur Zulaikha Afifah Abd Rohim and Yarina Ahmad

Abd Rohim, Nur Zulaikha Afifah and Ahmad, Yarina (2017) Factors contributing to women trafficking in Malaysia : perspectives from policy maker, implementers and non-governmental organization / Nur Zulaikha Afifah Abd Rohim and Yarina Ahmad. Journal of Administrative Science, 14 (3). pp. 1-23. ISSN 1675-1302

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Abstract

In today’s globalized world, almost every country across the world is affected by human trafficking activities where Malaysia is also not excluded. The case involving women trafficking is among the main concern in Malaysia as it poses a great challenge to detect the crime due to its clandestine and complexity in nature. In addition, trafficking in women is a tragic deprivation of human rights mostly in the forms of sexual exploitation and forced labor. It threatens the security and also indirectly affecting the socio-economic condition of the country. The purpose of this paper is to explore on the contributing factors towards women trafficking issue in Malaysia. The study adopts a qualitative research method by using semi-structured in-depth interviews with six key persons from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Royal Malaysia Police and National Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM). The findings revealed that trafficking in women is an increasing issue in Malaysia. The main factor that influence high number of women being trafficked is migration due to weak border security protection and smuggling. Following that, law enforcement is also another main factor due to various obstacles and challenges that hinders the effectiveness of the implementation process. Other important factors include globalization, profitable business and corruption. This study recommends that more awareness, capacity building, coordination and enhancement in term of policy formulation and enforcement are needed to combat this crime to its roots.

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Abd Rohim, Nur Zulaikha Afifah
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Ahmad, Yarina
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Protection, assistance and relief > Special classes > Women
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Administrative Science (JAS)
ISSN: 1675-1302
Volume: 14
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 1-23
Official URL: https://jas.uitm.edu.my/index.php/2-uncategorised/...
Item ID: 49188
Uncontrolled Keywords: women trafficking, globalization, migration, profitable business; corruption; law enforcement; sexual exploitation; forced labor
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/49188

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