The office of Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said in a statement on Wednesday that it “firmly” rejected claims by the US Department that women and children are subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour in Macau.
The US 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report, which was released in Washington on Monday, reached Macau on Tuesday.
In the statement, the office insists that the US report’s claims “do not correspond to the true reality of Macau.” The statement also accuses the US report of making “unfounded judgements”.
The statement underlines that the Macau government pays “great importance” to the issue of human trafficking and that the Macau Public Security Forces have “zero tolerance” to human trafficking. (macaunews/macaupost)