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TPP Press Conference/Rally to Decry US Promotion of Malaysian Human Trafficking

August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, groups affiliated with Human Rights, Civil Rights, Religion, the Environment, among others, gathered at the Malaysian Embassy by the UN in NYC to to denounce the Obama administration’s attempt to minimize ongoing, widespread human trafficking and forced labor in Malaysia in order to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. On July 27th, the State Department upgraded Malaysia’s human trafficking rating despite continuing abuses and deteriorating enforcement. Human rights groups have called the move a cynical ploy to ease passage of the [...]