Meeting with President Barack Obama
Malaysia on the Tier 2 Watchlist from 2010 to 2013.
During the four years, as the situation of human trafficking did not improve in Malaysia, it was automatically downgraded to
Tier 3 in 2014. Malaysia was however upgraded to Tier 2 Watchlist in 2015 despite strong views from NGOs and civil society organisations that the upgrading was unwarranted as the situation of human trafficking has not improved in the country