PUTRAJAYA OCT.6: Another 21 victims of the fake job syndicates in Cambodia and Laos had successfully been saved and returned to Malaysia today via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Malaysian embassy in Phnom Penh and Vientiane.
Foreign Ministry in its statement said, Minister Datuk Seri Saifudin Abdullah had received the return of eight victims from Cambodia who arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2) at 4.50pm today.
The statement added, six others from Cambodia were scheduled to arrive at KLIA2 at 11.50pm. However, seven victims from Laos had arrived at 7.50pm. All the victims had been handed to the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) for investigation process.
“Until today, 273victims from Malaysia had been saved and out of which 213 had been sent back while the remaining 60 still in the immigration detention depot while waiting to be discharged.
“The Ministry once again records its appreciation to the governments of Cambodia and Laos for the cooperation and commitment in helping to detect and save the victims of the syndicate.
“The Ministry via the Malaysian embassy in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand with the cooperation of the embassy of the countries involved in Kuala Lumpur continue to be committed in the efforts to help save the Malaysian citizens who have become victims of the fake job offers abroad,” the statement said.
Meanwhile Saifuddin advised the people not to belief the pictures that went viral in the social media as in reality the Malaysians were not involved in the case.
“Be careful in making statement. It is advisable to report to the police on any information received as it might disturb the police investigations. The wrongful use of language might also disturb the country where the syndicate originated,” Saifuddin said to the media at KLIA2 today.
According to Saifuddin, about 500 Malaysian companies are operating in Cambodia with 5,000 workers from Malaysia. Companies in Cambodia have not been involved in fake job offers.
Regarding allegations that some victims had been tortured, Saifuddin advised them to lodge police reports in the country concerned to enable the local authorities to investigate.-Malaysia World News