DSI Discuss Human TraffickingDSI [Department of Special Investigation (Thailand)] set up a meeting involving 3 countries Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar in order to prevent human trafficking within the fishing industry.
PATTAYA – June 4,2015 [Pattaya Daily News]; at Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel, Chon Buri province, The Project of Australia-ASIA Program to Combat Trafficking in PERSONS (AAPTIP) set up a meeting involving 3 countries Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar in order to discuss anti-human trafficking in the fishing industry.
Police Brigadier General Herry Prastowo (Head of Indonesia Law Enforcement Organization) said that the problem with human trafficking within the fishing industry is a worldwide problem and this meeting is the first time that Indonesia has been involved. Therefore, Thailand – Indonesia – Myanmar will cooperate together to set out a framework of law enforcement to stop human trafficking as soon as possible.
Police Brigadier General Win Naing Tun (Head of Myanmar Law Enforcement Organization) said that this is a big problem and every party needs to seriously cooperate together to combat anti-human trafficking in the fishing industry. Previously, Myanmar has cooperated with Thailand and had signed a MOU agreement in 2009. They meet every 4 months to discuss issues. However the main problems are detection, investigation and law enforcement which are different in each country. Therefore, this is a good opportunity that Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia can discuss how they can overcome these problems.
Miss Suwana Suwanjutha [Director-General of DSI (Department of Special Investigation, Thailand)] said that he would like to thank AAPTIP for arranging this beneficial project which will help solve the human trafficking problem. For the law enforcement matter this is more complex and will take time and this meeting was a good opportunity for information and opinions to be exchanged amongst the 3 countries which will benefit them in the future.