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Fri, 5 August 2022

Malaysia Airlines Partners Stop Human Trafficking Association

(05 August 2022, 12:24 +07)  Malaysia Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Stop Human Trafficking Association (SHUT), a non-governmental organisation in Malaysia that advocates the prevention of human trafficking.

Through the MOU, both organisations will work together to develop specific role-based training modules on observing, identifying and reporting human trafficking victims onboard flights and at the airport.

The partnership will better equip the airline's crew and ground staff to be more attentive in recognising and reporting possible victims of human trafficking and will also raise awareness through a series of workshops, events and campaigns.

Malaysia Airlines signs MOU with Stop Human Trafficking Association (SHUT). Click to enlarge.
Malaysia Airlines signs MOU with Stop Human Trafficking Association (SHUT)

The signatories of the MOU were Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Operations Officer, Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi and SHUTs President, Dini Dalilah Wan Nordin.

Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, said, The aviation industry is crucial in the global fight against human trafficking. MAG believes that providing airport and airline personnel with training, materials, and information is an important step toward raising awareness and catching traffickers in the act, thus saving lives. With global borders steadily reopening, this demands for active cooperation with law enforcement agencies to devise pragmatic solutions to combat human trafficking and smuggling. This partnership with SHUT demonstrates our dedication to going above and beyond to safeguard every passenger, and it is consistent with the Group's core belief that safety and security are in our DNA.

The MOU was signed at the inaugural Aviation Against Trafficking in Persons Conference (AATIP-C) held in conjunction with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

The conference, co-organised by Malaysia Airlines and SHUT, brought together speakers from various industries to discuss topics on human trafficking in aviation, such as the impact on aviation for onboarding a victim, challenges when saving trafficked victims and the role of technology in encountering human trafficking in person.

The economic crunch brought about by the pandemic has widened the group of vulnerable people due to the loss of income source and leaving more people desperate and in need to make ends meet, said Dini Dalilah Wan Nordin. By working closely with our national carrier through the SHUT FLY-HT campaign, we will be able to stop the vulnerable people from being victims of human trafficking. I also hope to see more industry players to follow in the footsteps of Malaysia Airlines.

 

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