12 April 2022
Police have received 35 reports, involving 45 Malaysians, believed to be stranded in countries such as in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos, said Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan.
He called on family members of those affected to lodge a report with the authorities as he believed several more have not done so.
“We urge that they come forward and make a report as this will facilitate us in tracking the whereabouts of those being held captive in these countries,” he told the media after the arrival of 12 Malaysian, who were job scam victims in Cambodia, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2). here today.
Abd Jalil said police would be recording statements from all the victims who had just returned at klia2 before they are allowed to return home.
Sixteen Malaysians who were forced to work as scammers by a syndicate in Preah Sihanouk in Cambodia, after they were deceived by a job advertisement, were rescued on April 5.
Twelve of the victims managed to return home today while four others are still in Cambodia as they had tested Covid-19 positive and are required to undergo quarantine. — Bernama
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