PUTRAJAYA: A multi-agency special committee led by Malaysia’s foreign ministry will be formed to ensure Malaysians who have fallen victim to job scam syndicates and are stranded in other countries are brought home safely.
Mr Abdul Latiff Ahmad, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Special Functions, said the decision to establish the special committee was agreed upon at Wednesday’s (Sep 21) Cabinet meeting.
“The issue was seriously discussed and the government is very concerned about the plight of Malaysians stranded in these countries and their worried families.
“The establishment of the special committee is evidence of the government’s commitment to ensuring that the Malaysian victims are brought home safely”, he said in a statement on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government would ensure that Malaysians who have fallen victim to job scams in several countries are brought home safely and efforts were being made through certain channels for this purpose.