The Malaysian embassy in Cambodia has rescued 46 Malaysians who were said to have been duped into taking up “lucrative job offers overseas”, according to its ambassador Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim.
“To date, there are still more than 60 cases of Malaysians who are waiting to be rescued. We are working closely with the Cambodian authorities to help them return home,” he told Bernama.
In 2018, the embassy assisted 47 Malaysians who were caught in a similar predicament. No cases were reported in 2020 and 2021 following the closure of borders during the Covid-19 pandemic.