Establish Royal Commission to investigate human trafficking camp

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 May: Pakatan Rakyat wants the establishment of an Independent Royal Investigation Commission to investigate the existence of human trafficking camps in Padang Besar, Perlis.

R Sivarasa (PKR-Subang) who stood to interrupt during the debate session by Dr Hatta Ramli (PAS-Kuala Krai) raised this matter and was supported by other debaters.

According to Hatta, Malaysia’s image which has been tarnished needs to be restored because it also involves the people’s trust.


“I agree with Subang (Sivaras). Confidence lost in the authorities cannot be blamed on the people,” he said.

Gooi Hsiao Leung (PKR-Alor Setar), as the person who brought up the motion in the Dewan Rakyat during his argument, said that the government had been facing denial syndrome in the past week.

However, it eventually stunned the nation with the discovery of 28 large camps and 139 graves which have been allegedly in operation since almost five years ago.

He said that the camps are believed to have been found since November 2014 and January this year.

“The government must answer how until today they do not know about the graves and camps that have been in operation for years.

“How could this slip pas the government’s attention,” he asked during his speech.

Zairil Khir Johari (DAP-Penang Hill) said that he believes that the case would have not happened without the involvement of unscrupulous people who conspired with human trafficking agents.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Home Affairs Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, when asked to comment on the proposed establishment of the royal commission, said that it is up to the government and not the ministry.


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