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KUCHING, May 30: The first time it happened, it was in Cambodia, then Liberia. Now, another job scam involving six Sarawakians has allegedly happened in a different country — Solomon Islands.
According to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Baram chief Roland Engan, victim Ugot Masam from Song had WhatsApp him seeking help.
Apparently, the victims have almost finished all their money, as they have no permit to work. They are believed to have reported to the local authority with the hope of securing their assistance to return home.
The other victims are Anyie Ngau (Miri), Dennis Anyie Ngau (Baram), Edau Mengit, Menlingang Laja and Ricky Alex (all from Kapit).
Roland has reportedly contacted the Foreign Ministry for help, but DayakDaily failed to reach him for an update.
This is the third incident this year where Malaysians were stranded abroad due to job scams.
In February, 47 Malaysians, including 40 Sarawakians, returned home following their release from detention in a provincial Cambodian prison after they were offered high-paying jobs that never materialise.
A month later, eight Sarawakians returned home after falling victim to a scam that left them stranded in Monrovia, Liberia, since Feb 4. — DayakDaily