22 attend training to identify, care for trafficked persons

Eta Ting representing Sibu Divisional Atipsom Committee presenting a certificate of appreciation to Syuhaida.

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SIBU, Jan 20: A total of 22 participants of an interfaith based community attended a full day of training to gain understanding the basic care and protection of trafficked persons at the first floor of Wisma Katolik on Jan 15.

The event was organised by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM), Putrajaya and National Strategic Office of Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Council (NSO-MAPO) in collaboration with CARITAS Sibu and Sibu Divisional Atipsom Committee.

The programme was launched by NSO-MAPO Under-Secretary, Syuhaida Abdul Wahab Zen.


The training aimed to expose the participants to the process related to identification of victims, repatriation as well as protection of trafficked persons under Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Atipsom) Act 2007.

Four governmental agencies namely NSO-MAPO, MAPO Task Force, KPWKM and the Immigration Department were invited to conduct the sessions. — DayakDaily