More awareness drives on fake overseas jobs

Immigration director general Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Dauh and national bowler Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi during the launch of the Immigration Run 2022 at Putrajaya. - YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

PUTRAJAYA: Awareness campaigns on scammers will be intensified to warn Malaysians against falling for fake foreign job advertisements, says the Immigration Department.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said his department could not bar anyone from leaving Malaysia if they were not on the travel restriction list.

“If the public surfs social media, they can easily find posts by the Royal Malaysia Police advising them against becoming victims to scam syndicates.

“We at the Immigration Department should also play a role in raising awareness on this issue,” he said after launching the pre-launch programme of the Immigration Run 2022 here yesterday.

He said he had instructed the Immigration Department’s corporate communications unit to create public messages on job scams.

“I have asked them to come out with advisory messages so that people will be alerted when they receive any job offers from agents offering big salary packages,” he added.

Earlier, Khairul Dzaimee said the department would be holding the 2022 Immigration Run on Sept 4 in conjunction with Immigration Day and Merdeka celebrations this year.

“We expect at least 3,000 participants to join the event,” he said of the run, which aims to foster closer relations between the department and the public.

National bowler Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi attended the pre-launch of the event and has offered to be the official ambassador for the run. Tickets can be purchased at for between RM50 and RM75.

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