Malaysian court set up to curb human trafficking criticised for low conviction rate

A Malaysian court that promised justice for victims of human trafficking made eight convictions in its first year despite the launch of hundreds of investigations in recent years, data obtained exclusively revealed.Malaysia is a magnet for traffickers due to its heavy reliance on foreign workers, many lured from nearby Indonesia and Bangladesh with promises of honest work but ending up trapped in unpaid labour, debt and facing exploitation.Malaysia is home to an estimated 212,000 of about 40…