PUTRAJAYA: Only 87 out of 195 Malaysians have been saved from the syndicates offering fraud jobs in four ASEAN countries including Cambodia 65, Laos 10, Myanmar 2 and Thailand 10 until 2nd Sept. 2022.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah said, the total of victims reported were 148 in Cambodia, Laos 22, Myanmar 2 and Thailand 23.
Saifuddin added, some of the victims have been cheated with the offer of USD2, 000 monthly salaries, high allowances and benefits such as food provided apart from paid holidays.
The Minister said, all documents received by the Ministry will be channelled to Malaysian Representatives in the related countries for immediate action by the authorities in the host country.
“Subsequently the process will depend on the procedure and the related country’s law involving investigation, spying, efforts to save the victims, documentation and others will take some time.
“The Ministry would like to advise any individual and the family of the victims of the syndicate that had offered fraud jobs overseas to come forward and lodge police reports to help investigate the case,” Saifuddin said in a press statement.
Saifuddin added, the people related to the victims could also contact directly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the Malaysian Councillor Assistance Overseas through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or report directly to the Councillor Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get further assistance.
In another development Saifuddin confirmed that the Ministry had received a letter from the Member of Parliament, Kota Melaka and Kesidang Assemblyman on 2nd Sept. 2022 requesting the Ministry to help and cooperate in freeing and bringing back the victims of the syndicates offering fraud jobs in several countries.
“The Ministry takes the cases reported involving Malaysians seriously and will consistently cooperate closely with the country’s authorities to help save the citizens involved besides working closely with the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) to enable them to be brought back immediately,” Saifuddin said. – Malaysia World News