ALSO attached below: The US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report for 2009, with regards to Singapore.
Source: Asia Sentinel, 19 June 2009
Asian values apparently don’t protecting individuals from exploitation.
Asian governments variously proclaim commitment to Asian values, Confucian, Islamic or Marxist principles or the rule of statute law. Or all of them. But when it comes to human rights, to enforcing laws intended to protect individuals and families alike from exploitation, greed, slavery and discrimination somehow the values are forgotten in favor of money or convenience.
The latest report by the US State Department on Human Trafficking makes dismal reading, particularly for those countries which have the financial and governmental resources to do something about it which must include Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau.