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   Malaysia is a destination country and to a lesser extent a source and transit country of victims of human trafficking. The US Department of State’s Trafficking In Persons Report ranked

Malaysia on the Tier 2 Watchlist from 2010 to 2013.

During the four years, as  the situation of human trafficking did not improve in Malaysia, it was automatically downgraded to

Tier 3 in 2014. Malaysia was however upgraded to Tier 2 Watchlist in 2015 despite strong views from NGOs and civil society organisations that the upgrading was unwarranted as the situation of human trafficking has not improved in the country