SARAWAK POLICE PROBE TRADE IN HUMAN ORGANS
Sarawak police are investigating a transnational human organ trafficking racket here.
Deputy commissioner of police Dato Dev Kumar M.M Sreee when contacted said the police have been informed of the article published by a news agency in the United Kingdom, The Sun.
However, Dev was unable to comment further as police do not have the full facts.
On Saturday, The Sun published an investigative report with shocking details behind the Kuching-based mastermind of the international black-market trade luring impoverished victims from around the world to sell their organs via facebook.
The undercover reporter flew in to Kuching from London to investigate the illegal transplant tourism packages that could fetch up to 85,000 pound sterling for desperate Britons.
The report also featured negotiation process caught on hidden camera between the reporter who went undercover as a potential buyer and the mastermind at a hotel believed to be in Kuching.
The 48 year old was said of masterminding 45 illicit kidney sales uses facebook to lure poverty-stricken victims.
The fees include ‘under the table’ bribes for a clinic in manila, philippines for the transplant operations.
As of now, one of his transplant patients had died during an operation in china. It is understood that the individual has run the racket since 2010 and began using facebook two years ago.
He claims he ceased his China operation in 2016 and moved to the philippines. He added that he has surplus of potential kidney sellers in India, Africa, South America and across Asia, including Britain.
Organ trading is illegal in Malaysia while under Philippine law human trafficking for organs could land the sinister mastermind 20 years in prison. The Sun also reported that the facebook page has been since deactivated.
KARIM: ACTION MUST BE TAKEN AGAINST ORGAN PEDDLER
The report on the international organ sales syndicate also got the attention of the minister of tourism, arts and culture Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
When asked by a reporter, this is Karim’s answer.
According to him, the report has been broadcast widely, and so the authorities would need to take action.
JRTM SARAWAK INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL WILL BE PUBLISHED JANUARY 2021
KUCHING: The ‘Journal on Responsible Tourism’ (JRTM) which is the first international journal in Sarawak will be published in January 2021, according to Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
He said JRTM will attract foreign readers globally while promoting Sarawak as well as inform readers about how the state government can create responsible tourism in the local context.
According to Karim, this journal is an initiative from the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, UCSI University Sarawak and Sarawak Research Association (SRS) supported by the Sarawak Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.