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08/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Burmese Refugees Sold As Slaves In Malaysia (VIDEO)

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In Malaysia, some immigration officials have been accused of involvement in selling refugees from Myanmar, also known as Burma, to gangs in Thailand.

The attorney general's office in Malaysia says 10 immigration officers are being investigated after the U.S. State Department placed Malaysia on its list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders last month.

Karen Zusman, an independent journalist, recently returned from Malaysia, where she reported on the plight of the Burmese refugees.

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