Sex Traffickers May Have Killed Filipino Investigator in KL
The beating death of Finardo Cabilao is one of the reasons alot of the girls and guys don't get rescued. His death shouldn't of hppened. Being on a watch list didn't save his life while he was trying to save a life. This aweful crime has to stop! When a crime has gone above the sale of guns we have a serious problem! Human sex trafficking is #2 in crime now. The more bust the higher the stats.
Police theorize the official was beaten to death for rescuing trafficked women from bars and nightclubs
The murder on Aug. 7 in Kuala Lumpur of a senior Filipino social welfare attaché, Finardo Cabilao, once again points up Malaysia's ugly reputation as a destination, source and transit country for women and children trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and men, women, and children as forced laborers.
The country remains on the US Department of State's Watch List for human trafficking amid allegations of complicity by government officials although earlier this month US Ambassador James R Kieth said Washington was "encouraged by Malaysia's energetic efforts to address human trafficking. The ministry managing women and families, he said, "is leading the efforts to deal with those who victimise women. I think Malaysia is doing a great deal to educate the public, raid those sites where women are being victimised, and repatriate the women after separating them from criminals and sheltering them before they are sent home," he said.
Investigators believe that Cabilao, 51, who was found bludgeoned to death a week ago in his flat in Kuala Lumpur, may have been killed by a trafficking syndicate for his work in coordinating with Malaysian authorities for raids and rescue operations in bars and nightclubs, the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs said Sunday in Manila.
The Philippine official had been beaten repeatedly with blunt objects by more than one attacker, Malaysian news media reported. Police ruled out robbery as a motive as Cabilao's cash and valuables including his camera and laptop were left behind by the murderers. Witnesses said they had heard a heated argument in his apartment the day he was killed.