Special Committee to be formed to solve Malaysians stranded overseas due to job scams –Minister Dr. Abd. Latiff


PUTRAJAYA SEPT.21: A Special Committee consisting of various agencies headed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be formed as a prove to the government’s commitment  to bring back the Malaysian citizens stranded overseas following  job scams.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Datuk Dr. Abd. Latiff Ahmad said, Malaysian citizens are advised to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if offered any job overseas to verify its validity and not being trapped by fake job syndicate.

“The Cabinet Ministers’ meeting today had discussed about the Malaysian citizens stranded overseas following the fake job syndicates. This issue has been discussed seriously and the government is concerned on the fate of the Malaysians who had been stranded in several countries.

“The Cabinet Ministers’ Meeting had decided that a special committee consisting of various agencies’ representatives will be formed and headed by the Foreign Ministry,” Dr. Abdul Latiff said in a statement today.

Meanwhile yesterday (Sept.20) Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the government is committed to assisting and resolving issues affecting Malaysians stranded abroad due to job scams.

“I would like to stress that the government is extremely concerned and views seriously the fate of Malaysians who are stranded in several countries such as Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia,” Ismail said in a statement as quoted by New StraitsTimes yesterday.


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