More than 50 Malaysians held captive by syndicates in Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand

More than 50 Malaysians are being held captive in Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand by online scam syndicates, according to the MCA public services and complaints department.

The department’s head, Datuk Seri Michael Chong, said it had received calls from some of the victims the past two months asking to be rescued from captivity.

He said the victims had been deceived with offers to work as telemarketers with salaries of US$3,000 (RM12,655) to US$4,000 per month.

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