New Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 JULY 2012 -
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein will go to China next week to sign a memorandum on human trafficking.
He said this was part of the government's effort to fight the scourge.
"China will not be the only country we will sign a MoU with. We will also sign memorandums with other countries as part of our efforts to tackle human trafficking."
He was speaking to reporters during a walkabout in Jalan Chow Kit yesterday.
He said the cabinet yesterday agreed to expand the National Key Result Areas initiative in the fight against crime.
"Before, we would only talk about street crime. Now, we are expanding it to crimes against women and children. This will also include human trafficking."
He added that members of volunteer programmes, such as the 1Malaysia Youth For Youth, the Home Ministry's Young Squad and non-governmental organisations would be roped in to help with the second phase of the Government Transformation Programme.
Hishamuddin recently met with police chiefs of Johor, Penang, Selangor and the Federal Territory to discuss measures to be taken under the initiative for crime prevention in places commonly targeted by criminals, including shopping centre parking lots.