ANN/THE STAR – Some 261 Malaysians who had fallen victim to job scam syndicates and who were stranded in Cambodia, have been successfully rescued so far.
According to a statement from the Foreign Ministry yesterday, 171 victims have been brought back to Malaysia and the remaining 90 are still waiting for repatriation.
AirAsia Flight AK535, on September 30, is the latest flight to bring home 13 more victims.
The Foreign Ministry and the Malaysian diplomatic missions in the countries involved continue to be committed to establishing a close cooperative relationship with the governments of the countries concerned to intensify efforts to locate, rescue and bring back home safely Malaysian citizens who are victims of this syndicates.
“The public is advised to immediately lodge a report with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and contact the Foreign Ministry if any of their family members fall victim to job scam syndicates offering employment abroad.
“The Foreign Ministry is always committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of Malaysian families abroad,” added the statement.
To deal with the issue of job scam syndicates offering jobs abroad in a more integrated and comprehensive manner, the first meeting of the Special Committee chaired by Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah took place online on September 27.