Check validity of job offers abroad to avoid scam syndicate – Minister Saifuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians especially the youths are advised to be more cautious of job offers abroad to ensure that it is not the job scam syndicate.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah said, recently a number of Malaysians have been “cheated” by fake job offers in the neighbouring country of Cambodia.

Saifuddin said, Malaysians need to be extra cautious of job offers that could be received in many ways such as Whatsapp that goes directly to the phone number of the job seekers. They should check the validity of the offer before taking any decision,” he said at a news conference at Wisma Putra today.

Regarding the job offers in Cambodia, according to the local media, 16 Malaysians claimed as victims of a job scam syndicate had arrived safely in Malaysia last month from Phnom Penh.

Meanwhile, Saifuddin said, another 20 such victims from Malaysia detained in Phnom Penh are still waiting to be brought back to Malaysia.
In another development, the Minister stressed that few countries have indicated to increase the acceptance of more Rohingya refugees in Malaysia into their respective countries for the resettlement process.

“The resettlement process of refugees to the third countries had been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic since early 2020. However some countries have also indicated to accept double the number of Rohingya refugees,” Saifuddin said that when commenting on Rohingya refugees who fled from Sungai Bakap Temporary Immigration Depot, Kedah last month.

According to Bernama, as of March 2022, the UNHCR estimates that there are about 103,810 Rohingyas in Malaysia. –Malaysia World News

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