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Release trafficked Rohingya child brides, Suhakam urges ministry

In a visit to an immigration detention centre in Langkawi last August, Suhakam child commissioner Noor Aziah Mohd Awal said she met Rohingya girls who had been trafficked to Malaysia as child brides.

Nine months on, she believes the girls are still detained at the facility.

In an online press conference today, Aziah said her appeal to the Home Ministry for their release has thus far returned void.

“I have written to the minister (Hamzah Zainudin) and the ministry and requested (that) something has to be done. I actually suggested that the Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Mapo) look into this.

“Because this is about trafficking. Because these (girls)...

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