PUTRAJAYA: Twenty-four (24) Malaysians who became victims of the syndicate offering fraud jobs in Cambodia have been saved and brought back from Phnom Penh on Friday, 9th Sept.2022 by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah together with the Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Datuk Eldeen Husaini Mohd. Hashim.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said, they arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) via Air Asia AK539, 4.50pm.
The statement added, until 9th Sept. 2022, 148 victims of the syndicate offering fraud jobs were in Cambodia. From the total, 118 had successfully been saved.
“The Ministry expresses its gratitude and appreciation to the Cambodia Prime Minister (PM), Hun Sen and Deputy PM, Prak Sokhonn for their help to enable the citizens involved to return to Malaysia.
“The Ministry would also like to thank the Government of Cambodia through the national authorities that have consistently giving aids and good cooperation in the efforts to detect and save the victims of the related syndicate.
“Appreciation is also recorded to the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) for the close cooperation rendered relating to this issue,” the statement added.
The statement added, the Ministry via the Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia is continuously committed in the efforts to save and bring back the Malaysian citizens who have been victimised by the fraud jobs syndicate.
“It is important to ensure the safety and welfare of the victims is taken care of before bringing them back to Malaysia.
“The Ministry has always advised Malaysians to be careful on job offers overseas. They are advised to contact the Malaysian embassy in the related country if there is any doubt relating to the job offers received especially via social media.
“Members of the public are also advised to immediately lodge a police report and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if any member of the family has been “trapped” by the syndicate.
“Individuals or members of the family could contact the Ministry via the Assistance Councillor of Malaysians Unit overseas via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Malaysian Ambassador in Phnom Penh could also be contacted through e-mail email@example.com for advice and to ensure the legitimacy of the companies,” the statement said. Malaysia World News