Burma's military government has rejected U.S. charges that it has failed to curb human trafficking.
In an annual report released a week ago, the U.S. State Department placed Burma in the worst category for human trafficking, saying it had not complied with minimum standards for eliminating the practice.
In a statement published today-Friday, Burma's Foreign Ministry said a special committee formed in 2002 had rescued more than 2,600 people and has taken action against more than 500 violators.
The statement said the U.S. report lacks objectivity and does not inspire greater action against human trafficking.
The U.S. report stated that while Burma has improved efforts to combat trafficking for sexual exploitation, forced labor, especially by the military, continues.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.