Open thread for night owls: State clears way for Malaysia TPP despite human trafficking concerns

Workers in Alor Setar bury some of the 106 unidentified bodies found in a traffickers' camp in May, 2015

On Friday, Malaysia was considered one of the world's worst human trafficking offenders. The nation is also one of twelve currently in negotiation over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and their status as a State Department designated Tier 3 nation has greatly complicated Obama administration efforts to include Malaysia in the new network of favored trading partners.

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