Malaysian victims of job scams attend a press conference in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, on September 21. Photo: AP
Malaysian victims of job scams attend a press conference in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, on September 21. Photo: AP
Malaysia

Malaysia sets up Hong Kong-style ‘special committee’ to rescue Southeast Asia job scam victims

  • A foreign ministry-led multi-agency panel will be formed to secure safe return of Malaysians held captive in scam centres in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar
  • Lawmaker involved with rescue efforts revealed a local resident was recruiting people for the scam, while a freed victim recalled his ordeal at a casino

Malaysian victims of job scams attend a press conference in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, on September 21. Photo: AP
Malaysian victims of job scams attend a press conference in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, on September 21. Photo: AP
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