261 have been saved from faked job offer syndicate in Cambodia – Ministry

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PUTRAJAYA: Another 13 Malaysians who became victims of the faked job offer syndicate in Cambodia arrived at KLIA on 30th Sept.2022 via Air Asia AK535 and with that 261 had been saved, 171 had returned home while the remaining 90 in the process of returning.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in its statement said, the Special Committee headed by the Ministry had been formed to handle the faked job offer syndicate overseas in a more integrated and comprehensive way.

The statement added, the Special Committee headed by Minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah had the first meeting via online on 27th Sept.2022.

“The Special Committee consists of nine ministries/agencies namely Prime Minister’s Department (JPM), Attorney General Chamber (AGC), Ministry of Home Affairs, Royal Police Malaysia (RPM), Malaysia Immigration Department, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (K-KOMM), Ministry of Human Resources, Ministry of Youth and Sports and Communication and Multimedia Commission,” the statement said.

The statement also mentioned, among the proposals and actions that will and had been taken after the meeting includes: MOFA had a meeting with the heads of representatives of the countries involved on 30th Sept.2022. The meeting was aimed at informing the Malaysian Government stand that is concerned and serious about the issue.

“The meeting is the government’s consistent effort to get cooperation from the countries involved to enhance efforts to detect the victims and save the Malaysian citizens involved.

“The heads of foreign representatives had stated the commitments of their governments to give close cooperation to address this issue. At the same time the Heads of Malaysian Representatives in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand are requested to work to solve the issue fast and efficiently.

“MOFA and RPM are now coordinating efforts to enable a closer cooperation between RPM and authorities in the countries involved via special meeting to solve this issue,” the statement said.

According to the statement, MOFA had discussed with K-KOMM to prepare a more comprehensive Communication Plan to give exposure and awareness to the public and targeted group to avoid them from being easily swayed and trapped by the syndicate. – Malaysia World News



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