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NEWS AND OPINION ON
MALAYSIA, TPP, AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Trade Shouldn’t Trump Trafficking: The TPP Negotiations (Human Rights First, 3/6/15)

Malaysia's human trafficking may doom Trans Pacific Partnership (Stuff.co.nz, 5/8/15)

Obama Takes Unexpected Setback On Trade Agenda As Fast Track Passes Senate (Huffington Post, 5/22/15)

US legislations amendments on human trafficking impacts Malaysia in TPP deal Malaymail Online, 5/25/15)

There may have been a poison pill in the fast-track trade bill (Washington Post, 5/23/15)

Good news on TPP, as Senate passes Fast Track bill with human trafficking poison pill (Corrente, 5/23/15)

TPP Human Trafficking Bill Passes As Malaysia Discovers Migrant Workers Grave Sites (Daily Kos, 5/25/15)

Grisly Human Trafficking Discoveries May Doom Obama's Troubled Trade Strategy (Forbes, 5/25/15)

Why Is The U.S. Desperate To OK Slavery In Malaysia? (Huffington Post, 5/26/15)

Paul Ryan Plans to Fix Obama’s Human-Trafficking Problem (Roll Call, 5/29/15)

Malaysia is a hotbed of human trafficking. The White House thinks a huge trade deal is the best way to fix it. (Washington Post, 6/1/15)

TPP Reduces Human Trafficking and Child Labor to Misdemeanors (Huffington Post, 6/1/15)

US senator wants Malaysia out of TPP over human trafficking (The Malaysian Insider, 6/2/15)

The Latest Hurdle for a Rotten Trade Deal: Malaysia, the TPP and the Slavery Provision (Truthout, 6/2/15)

Malaysian jungle graves add to Obama’s TPP headache in Congress (The Japan Times, 6/6/15)

Exclusive: U.S. upgrades Malaysia in annual human trafficking report - sources (Reuters, 7/8/15)

U.S. upgrades Malaysia in annual human trafficking report: sources (The Japan Times, 7/9/15)

TPP AT WHAT COST? DID U.S. MOVE UP MALAYSIA’S RANKING IN ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT? (Communication Workers of America, 7/9/15)

President Obama Accepts Slavery in Order to Win TPP Trade Deal (Washington's Blog, 7/9/15)

Obama Won’t Let Some Mass Graves Stop the TPP (The Nation, 7/10/15)

U.S. upgrades Malaysia in trafficking report despite graves found in people-smuggling camps (South China Morning Post, 7/10/15)

Obama Administration Makes Malaysia Slavery Problem For TPP Disappear (The Smirking Chimp, 7/11/15)

Outcry as Malaysia's human trafficking record brings praise from US (The Guardian, 7/8/15)

Will Obama Turn a Blind Eye to Malaysia’s Mass Graves in a Cynical Bid to Salvage the Controversial TPP? (Eyes on Trade, 7/9/15)

Has US desire for Asia trade deal trumped slavery with Malaysia's ranking? (The Christian Science Monitor, 7/13/15)

Debasing the US TIP report (Bangkok Post, 7/14/15)

Senators Press Kerry On Slavery About-Face (HuffPost Politics, 7/15/15)

Is the US Ignoring Human Trafficking Abuses to Score Its TPP Trade Deal? (Vice News, 7/15/15)

Senators Up In Arms Over State Department Plan To Deliberately Ignore Malaysian Mass Graves Just To Get TPP Deal (Techdirt, 7/16/15)

State Department willing to overlook Malaysia's mass graves for the sake of TPP (Boing Boing, 7/16/15)

Congress Suggests Obama Will Ignore Slavery To Secure Trade Deal (HuffPost Politics, 7/17/15)

State poised to issue report crucial to trade deal (The Hill, 7/21/15)

TPP & Human Rights (Scoop Independent News, 7/23/15)

Do not undermine efforts to combat human trafficking (The Hill, 7/23/15)

US boosts Malaysia’s human rights status (The Hill, 7/27/15)

Why did US remove Cuba, Malaysia from human trafficking blacklist? (+video) (The Christian Science Monitor, 7/27/15)

Critics Question U.S. Motives for Upgrading Malaysia’s Human Trafficking Record (Foriegn Policy, 7/27/15)

Human rights groups criticize Malaysia upgrade in trafficking report (UPI, 7/28/15)

Did Malaysia merit its human trafficking upgrade? (IRIN News, 7/28/15)

Senators probe political motivations for trafficking report (Politico, 7/29/15)

The State Department reportedly ignored its own experts and watered down a critical human trafficking report (Business Insider, 8/3/15)

Obama Political Staff Overruled Human Rights Experts On Slavery Report (HuffPost Poliitcs, 8/3/15)

Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report (Reuters, 8/3/15)