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US probing M'sian officials' link to human trafficking
Published:  Jan 15, 2009 12:52 AM
Updated: 4:04 AM

The US Senate is investigating allegations that officials in Malaysia were extorting money from foreign migrants and were linked to human trafficking, American officials said.

The migrants, mostly from military-ruled Burma but also from other countries, were allegedly taken by the government officials to the border between Malaysia and Thailand, where they were extorted or sold to human trafficking syndicates.

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