Social Development Ministry hosts human trafficking forum

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BANGKOK, 9 April (2015) – The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) has held a second public forum for the prevention of human trafficking in hopes of receiving feedback and suggestions from the general public.

The forum was chaired by the Minister of Social Development and Human Security Police General Adul Saengsingkaew with the purpose of opening a dialogue with the public, international organizations, foreign diplomats and the media.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed between the ministry, the Royal Thai Police, the Department of Special Investigation and the Office of the Supreme Court to develop a database network between the groups in order to exchange information on human trafficking cases and efficiently relay information to related agencies in the future.

In his speech, Gen Adul said the country’s development as the region’s transportation hub has attracted many laborers from neighboring countries both through legal and illegal channels. The country has been committed to combating human trafficking by enforcing the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act (2008) and has adhered to international standards.