US human trafficking report 'continues to present inaccuracies': Singapore

Singapore has released a statement on Monday responding to an annual United States human-trafficking report, which it said "continues to present inaccuracies and misrepresentations".

The statement by the Singapore Inter-agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) added that this is because the report by the US Department of State did not take into account Singapore's laws.

It also did not take into account Singapore's domestic context which is different from the US.

The taskforce said the report "generally captured Singapore's key TIP efforts", and stressed that Singapore remains fully committed in its fight against human trafficking.

It also called on the United States to adopt "a more objective methodology to report countries' TIP efforts in future editions of the TIP report".

This taskforce, led by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Manpower, was set up in 2010 to fight human trafficking.