is ASEAN winning against its fight against human trafficking?

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  • 1 year ago

    a)  No.  There is still a lot of human trafficking in most Southeast Asian nations including Malaysia and Singapore. Certainly it is found in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Some are for working as "Domestic Servants" while others are for the sex trade.

    b)  There is a sex slave pipeline where starts in Bangkok, works down the west side of Thailand and Malaysia and into Singapore then back up the east coast of Malaysia and peninsular Thailand to Bangkok. A girl usually stays in each brothel for 7-10 days before being moved to the next. The whole round trip takes 18-20 months.

    c)  Very young sex slavery occurs more frequently in Cambodia (oral sex at 5 yo and vaginal sex at 9-10 yo) and in the Philippines (oral sex at 5 and vaginal sex around 8-9). Also in Indonesia where girls in military brothels are forced to have vaginal sex at 5-6 which either kills them or severely damages their bodies. Other brothels , both government and private, may have girls as young as 9 having vaginal sex.

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