Human Trafficking in Malaysia: Bureaucratic Challenges in Policy Implementation

Wan Ismail, Wan Nur Ibtisam and Raja Ariffin, Raja Noriza and Cheong, Kee Cheok (2017) Human Trafficking in Malaysia: Bureaucratic Challenges in Policy Implementation. Administration & Society, 49 (2). pp. 212-231. ISSN 0095-3997, DOI

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Recent studies have suggested that migrants are highly vulnerable to being trafficked. Malaysia, with its large number of migrants is vulnerable and is struggling to implement its Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007. There is also little information on implementation experience so far. Through in-depth interviews with government bureaucrats and other stakeholders, this study seeks to gain some insight into Malaysia’s policy implementation experience. It finds inadequate coordination, limited resources, poor information flow, enforcement approach, hierarchical control structure, and need for change as the major factors constraining effective policy implementation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bureaucrats; human trafficking; Malaysia; policy implementation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 04:04
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 04:04

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