Compiled by NURBAITI HAMDAN, TAN SIN CHOW and R. ARAVINTHAN
EIGHT Malaysians who paid RM7,000 to an agent for jobs in Australia were shocked to find that none of them had the right permits when they reached Perth, Makkal Osai reported.
They were detained by immigration officers upon their arrival there on March 16.
Four of them were released with the help of friends and families and returned home with a three-year ban from entering Australia.
They have since made a police report in Kuala Lumpur. Four others were still being detained in Australia.
Their predicament came about when they saw an advertisement on social media about paying agents to get them jobs.
> A patient had to ride on a children’s tricycle at a hospital in Telangana, India, after he refused to pay a 150 rupee (RM10) bribe to the orderlies for the use of a wheelchair.
Tamil Nesan reported that the hospital management said there was no report made about the incident.
However, it gave an assurance that the incident would be investigated based on a video recording.
The video has been circulated online, leading to much criticism.
Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.