Embassy rescued over 60 M’sians in Cambodia

The Malaysian Embassy in Cambodia has rescued more than 60 Malaysians coerced into working for scam call centres over the past few years and yet more continue to be duped by offers of lucrative wages, Sin Chew Daily reported.

“Right before I was appointed (in 2019), the embassy managed to rescue 60 people,” said Malaysian ambassador Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim in reference to the recent case of 16 Malaysians being rescued and flown back to Malaysia from Cambodia.

Eldeen Husaini, who began serving as the Malaysian ambassador to Cambodia in April 2019, said the embassy had in the past received tip-offs about Malaysians being held captive by scammers.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/04/25/embassy-rescued-over-60-msians-in-cambodia

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