Beating scams, trafficking no easy task

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The Bangkok Post

This region has been in the news in recent weeks in regard to online scams and human trafficking, compounded by other forms of exploitation such as forced labour and forced criminality. Many countries have been affected by extensive criminal networks preying on people via cyberspace. In Southeast Asia, Thailand, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam all appear as concerned countries. The cobweb of crimes corroding respect for human rights reaches out far and wide, even to North America and Africa. The world is not short of standards to counter the phenomenon. The key international t…

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