There has been an influx of job scams with Malaysians ending up in torturous situations over the past year. Some were allegedly force-fed mice by their captors, others never made it back and passed away at the Myanmar-Thailand border.
Needless to say, these reports need to stop.
It was just announced today that the cabinet will discuss approaches to resolve the issue of Malaysians falling victims to job scams abroad, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad.
According to news reports, he said that the measures being considered for discussion at the meeting tomorrow include a proposal to set up a special committee at the ASEAN level to address the matter.
Yesterday, a support group submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister and urged the government to tighten regulations for job seekers below the age of 40 who travel to high-risk countries…