My point: Issuing of tourist visas too lax?

My point: Issuing of tourist visas too lax?

A study of sex trafficking victims by a Singapore-based academic provided a glimpse into their plight, with many tricked and lured into the trade ("Study sheds light on sex trafficking in Singapore"; Feb 10).

It was also found that most of these women entered Singapore on tourist visas, and some were forced to engage in unsafe sex.

Does this imply that they were not screened for sexually transmitted diseases, unlike legal sex workers who are required to undergo periodic health checks?

Has the issuing of social visit passes and tourist visas been too lax? There should be checks by the relevant agencies to ensure that sex trafficking is eradicated.

Ada Chan Siew Foen (Ms)

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