Freeland,AIPA,human trafficking

Kraisak Choonhavan (left center), Chairman of Freeland, signs Memorandum of Understanding with Isra Sunthornvut (right center), Secretary General of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) to join forces against human trafficking in Southeast Asia.  Kasit Piromya (left) and Steven Galster (right) of Freeland’s Board of Directors witness the event. 

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Bangkok, THAILAND, March 3 2018 – Isra Sunthornvut, Secretary General of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangkok-based NGO, Freeland, to formally recognize their joint effort to fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia. Kraisak Choonhaven, former Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Thai Senate, and Chairman of Freeland, signed on behalf of the NGO.

“Freeland and AIPA have been collaborating to combat wildlife trafficking by helping ASEAN lawmakers strengthen and harmonize legislation for some time,” said Chairman Kraisak. “This new MoU will follow the same path of our common strengths to address human trafficking, while also identifying and supporting champion advocates toward a trafficking-free ASEAN.”



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