Rasanya kes yang berlaku di Tawau Sabah ni sama berat dengan insiden di Lahad Datu.Jika di Lahad Datu kita perlu menentang pengganas Kiram yang menceroboh sempadan negara , kes di Tawau juga melibatkan pencerobohan sempadan cuma berbeza bentuk dan keadaan.
Isu di Tawau melibatkan pencerobohan manusia yang sukar untuk di kenal pasti dan jauh lebih bahaya kerana ianya melibatkan pemerdagangan manusia dan kegiatan pelacuran.
Wow bahaya beb .. rasanya inilah antara salah satu pintu masuk terbesar ke Malaysia selama ni.
Nunukan, in East Kalimantan, is within visual reach of Tawau, Sabah.
It is a busy transit point for more than just tourist and traders. The island town which borders Tawau is a hotspot for pimps, teen prostitutes and human trafficking.
In October last year a report in Indonesia’s Kompas media revealed that 20% of students in Nunukan had indulged in prostitution at one time or another.
Last week the Nunukan Women Empowerment and Family Planning Agency (BPPKBD) said they had documented nine cases of human trafficking on the island since December last year.
Nunukan is the main transit point to Tawau. The island has nine sub-districts – Krayan, Krayan Selatan, Lumbis, Sembakung, Nunukan, Nunukan Selatan, Sebatik, Sebatik Barat and Sebuku. The later three sub-districts is well known among Tawau natives.
The Indonesian consulate in Sabah is both aware and alert to the situation and have processed several cases of human trafficking involving pimps and victims sending them back to Nunukan.
According to the BPPKBD Nunukan has been in the spotlight for some time as a human trafficking hotspot mostly due to its close proximity with Sabah’s porous border.
Limited surveillance resources on either side is seen as a reason for the perennial illegal trade.
According to Nunukan BPPKBD chief Mardiah: “Our area is a good route for such cases because supervision here is still limited.
“Most of the women are lured here with promises of jobs and good salaries in Malaysia.”
The Jakarta Globe News reported Mardiah as saying that a majority of the victims are from Java – East, West and Central.
“These women are eventually forced to work at nightclubs or similar places,” she said adding that the perpetrators use various modes to transport the victims into Malaysia.
Officially there are ferries commutting between Nunukan and Tawau, which sits on the east coast of Sabah.
There are scheduled trips twice a day and rates are RM65 per head. But unofficially the sea between Nunukan and Tawas is littered with boats for hire.Read More
Memetik kenyataan di atas "It is a busy transit point for more than just tourist and traders. The island town which borders Tawau is a hotspot for pimps, teen prostitutes and human trafficking" ........ hmmm memang betullah bukan senang nak kenal pasti mereka-mereka yang berselindung di sebalik wajah pelancong dan peniaga-peniaga tu tapi janganlah sampai penguatkuasaan pula yang jadi isu nanti.