Burma's military government is reported to be drafting a new law designed to suppress human trafficking.
The country's official media say Burmese officials have consulted with regional and international experts in the process of drafting the proposed new law. They say it would bring the country's efforts to fight human trafficking into line with international human rights standards.
Officials also say Burma will host a regional conference on human trafficking in the Greater Mekong region next month.
Official statistics show 540 human traffickers were arrested in Burma in the 18-month period between July, 2002, and December, 2003. The U.S. State Department has accused Burma of not doing enough to stop human trafficking.