Scam centres in places such as Cambodia and Myanmar have reeled in many young people with promises of legitimate work, only for them to become debt slaves unable to leave without paying a ransom. Photo: Shutterstock
Scam centres in places such as Cambodia and Myanmar have reeled in many young people with promises of legitimate work, only for them to become debt slaves unable to leave without paying a ransom. Photo: Shutterstock
Malaysia

Malaysia PM Ismail Sabri Yaakob vows action to tackle overseas job scams as more victims emerge

  • NGO calls on Malaysian PM to get Asean counterparts, including Laos and Cambodia, to close down scam syndicates operating in their territory
  • Cambodia has been ‘cleaning up’ Sihanoukville scam compounds, but syndicates could just move elsewhere, politician warns

Scam centres in places such as Cambodia and Myanmar have reeled in many young people with promises of legitimate work, only for them to become debt slaves unable to leave without paying a ransom. Photo: Shutterstock
Scam centres in places such as Cambodia and Myanmar have reeled in many young people with promises of legitimate work, only for them to become debt slaves unable to leave without paying a ransom. Photo: Shutterstock
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