Editorial: Malaysia’s undeserved promotion in an annual report on human trafficking

EVERY YEAR, the State Department issues a reminder that slavery is alive and well. Its annual trafficking in persons report documents human rights abuses around the world, from girls stolen from their homes and forced into sex work to migrant laborers driven to sweat in the sun from dawn until dusk for no pay. These horror stories, while heartbreaking, are nothing new. What is more surprising is the State Department’s decision to bump up one habitual offender, Malaysia, in this year’s...

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