Scam victims lying to save face, says Cambodia

Many stories of torture, hunger and being human trafficking victims told by some Malaysians are just that – stories, Cambodian authorities have told their Malaysian counterparts.

Most of the stories reported in the media revolved around being made to work for scammers after they were lured to Cambodia and nearby countries by promises of high pay.

The Cambodian authorities claimed that their investigations revealed many alleged Malaysian victims had merely made up these stories to “avoid being treated like criminals”.

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