Saifuddin: Lured by lucrative job opportunities, some Malaysians end up stranded overseas


KULIM: Malaysians who are victims of job scams and find themselves stranded in foreign countries are those easily swayed by advertisements on social media offering job opportunities with attractive salaries and other benefits.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (pic) said subsequently, their family members or parents would lodge a missing person report or seek help to locate them abroad.

The root cause was the tendency to be easily manipulated into believing the social media campaigns where they were offered lucrative income, comfortable accommodation, paid plane fares and all kinds of things when working abroad.

"...and when they get there (destination country) things are not as promised and some are able to contact the police," he told reporters near here on Sunday (June 11).

On Saturday (June 10), Bernama reported that the mother of Chong Sum Yee, 22, a Malaysian woman believed to be missing in Chiang Mai, Thailand, did not believe the videos of her daughter claiming she was safe and healthy.

Chee Choy Won, 50, said this was because the videos were uploaded on a new Facebook account under the name of 'Moe Aye'.

Saifuddin Nasution said the woman’s disappearance had been left to the police to investigate and so far he had not received any updates on the case.

Earlier, Saifuddin who was also Kedah Development Committee chairman visited the project site where the bridge in Kampung Sungai Ular area near here, would be relocated.

Saifuddin Nasution said the RM9.3mil project which is expected to be completed in October 2024 would help reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic flow in the area. - Bernama

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