Report: Some Malaysian job scam victims in Cambodia refused rescue

Putrajaya has rescued over a hundred Malaysians scammed into taking jobs in Cambodia since 2018 but some have refused to leave the country, The Sunday Star reported today.

Malaysians are among foreign nationals who have fallen victim to hiring scam syndicates operating from the Indochinese nation for years now, although the issue has caught public attention just recently.

According to Malaysian Ambassador Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, those reluctant to be rescued or flown back to Malaysia are usually either runaways or victims hiding from loan sharks.

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