The Anti- Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act was appointed by the Minister by notification in the Gazette, and the Minister may appoint different dates for the coming into operation of different provisions of this Act. This is an Act to prevent and combat trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants and to provide for matters connected therewith.The offences under this Act apply, regardless of whether the conduct constituting the offence took place inside or outside Malaysia and whatever the nationality or citizenship of the offender, in the following circumstances:
(a) if Malaysia is the receiving country or transit country or the exploitation occurs in Malaysia; or
(b) if the receiving country or transit country is a foreign country but the trafficking in persons or smuggling of migrants starts in Malaysia or transits Malaysia.
Source of Information
A/HRC/WG.6/17/MYS/1, pg 19 para 126