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A cage used for illegal immigrants found at a human-trafficking camp in Wang Kelian, near the Malaysia-Thailand border of Wang Kelian, recently. - Photograph: Hasnoor Hussain/The Malaysian Insider

We miss out on opportunities to rectify weaknesses in the system when few are willing to speak out against wrongdoings or are held accountable, says K Haridas.

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On 21 May 2015, four UN special rapporteurs on migrants, summary executions, torture and trafficking issued three letters (urgent appeals) to the governments of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia regarding the alleged “push back” of irregular boat migrants in May 2015. Malaysia and Indonesia had not responded by 31 July. Below is the letter sent to the Malaysian government.

A cage used for illegal immigrants found at a human-trafficking camp in Wang Kelian, near the Malaysia-Thailand border of Wang Kelian, recently. - Photograph: Hasnoor Hussain/The Malaysian Insider

A Freedom of Infomation Act request highlights lingering concerns over possible political interference in a US State Department’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons report, reports Friends of the Earth.

A cage used for illegal immigrants found at a human-trafficking camp in Wang Kelian, near the Malaysia-Thailand border of Wang Kelian, recently. - Photograph: Hasnoor Hussain/The Malaysian Insider

The upgrading of Malaysia to the Tier 2 watch list sends a dangerous message not just to the government of Malaysia but also to all 188 countries covered by the US TIP report , says Tenaganita.

A cage used for illegal immigrants found at a human-trafficking camp in Wang Kelian, near the Malaysia-Thailand border of Wang Kelian, recently. - Photograph: Hasnoor Hussain/The Malaysian Insider

The Malaysian Bar is perturbed by recent news reports suggesting that Malaysia will be upgraded from Tier 3 to Tier 2 Watch List status in the rankings in the imminent 2015 Trafficking in Persons report prepared by the US Department of State.

A cage used for illegal immigrants found at a human-trafficking camp in Wang Kelian, near the Malaysia-Thailand border of Wang Kelian, recently. - Photograph: Hasnoor Hussain/The Malaysian Insider

Shahidan Kassim’s recent proposal to turn tragedy into profit is unsettling and is especially hurtful to those who have lost their loved ones, says Syerleena Abdul Rashid.

A cage used for illegal immigrants found at a human-trafficking camp in Wang Kelian, near the Malaysia-Thailand border of Wang Kelian, recently. - Photograph: Hasnoor Hussain/The Malaysian Insider

Prema Devaraj urges Malaysians to carry on the fight for change despite the horrors of human trafficking, custodial deaths and repressive laws.

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