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EXTRACT FROM BOK ON CHINESE IMMIGRANTS

Hsiao Hung-pai “Chinese Whispers, the True Story Behind Britain’s Hidden Army of Labour”. Published by Penguin. This extract is about work in the sex industry in the uK.

IN BAGHDAD, STRUGGLE TIES SECURITY TO BASIC SERVICES

Oh dear. Another sad story of counter-insurgency. Leave the militias to provide services and blow the ones that work to bits.
“He who is able to fix the public utilities holds the keys to the kingdom in terms of winning the support of the Iraqi people and ultimately ending this conflict,” said Sgt. Alex J. Plitsas of the 312th Psychological Operations Company, who met with Sadr City representatives.
Just about sums it up really.

ARRESTS BY CHILD SEX ABUSE UNITS TRIPLE IN A YEAR

CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Protection Centre [http://www.ceop.gov.uk/] reports on its work. Full Annual review available from the website today. Headlines:131 CHILDREN SAFEGUARDED FROM SEXUAL ABUSE297 SUSPECTED CHILD SEX OFFENDERS ARRESTED – A THREE FOLD INCREASE6 ORGANISED PAEDOPHILE RINGS DISMANTLED1.7 MILLION UK CHILDREN RECEIVING “SAFETY FIRST” EDUCATION

JEMAAH ISLAMIYA LEADERS JAILED

Abu Dujana and Zarkasih, leaders of Indonesian group with links to Malaysian groups and al Qaeda receive 15 year prison sentences. Some background in the article too.

26TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC CRIME PROGRAMME

The Symposium wil take place at Jesus College Cambridge, between Sunday 31st August and Sunday 7th September. This year’s title is “Banking on Trouble”.

“The Twenty-Sixth Symposium will focus on the threats confronting from both inside and outside, the stability, integrity and viability of banking and other financial institutions. Our programme which consists of keynote and plenary sessions, supported by numerous workshops, will address those areas of risk thrown up not just by crime and terror, but also our responses to such threats, in the context of protecting and creating wealth. This year we will give particular attention to initiatives designed to address the problems resulting from serious corruption and its control. However, there will also be a focus on the impact of highly profitable crimes on the system and in particular those who are responsible for minding other people’s wealth. In the result the programme provides a unique opportunity at a very practical level, to share the experiences of over 300 specialist speakers and panellists in the prevention and control of risks to the integrity of the financial system, government and our societies.”

POLICE RAIDS OVER ONLINE BROTHELS

BBC piece on Operation Gib, an operation aimed at a sex-trafficking operation involving Thai women. There will doubtless be more on the outcome in the press next week. An internet escort agency was allegedly being used as a front for organised prostitution.

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