Liberia job scam: 8 Sarawakians touch down in Sibu

Dr Yii (left) and the eight Sarawakians together with Lanang MP Alice Lau (second left) and Sibu MP Oscar Ling (fifth right) at Sibu Airport.

SIBU, March 4: The eight Sarawakians stranded in Monrovia, Liberia finally reached Sibu Airport tonight at about 9.15 pm.

The eight — four from Kapit, two each from Betong and Balingian — will spend the night in Sibu before going their separate ways tomorrow.

Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii who flew to Kuala Lumpur to meet the eight who touched down today at KLIA earlier today urged the police to investigate the latest “overseas job scam” which stranded the eight Sarawakians in Liberia.

He said the culprit(s) responsible should be brought to face the full force of the law.

Dr Yii said since the Foreign Ministry had also acknowledged that such cases are on the increase, law enforcement agencies should take the matter seriously.


Dr Yii being interviewed by the local media at Sibu Airport.

To the adventurous Sarawakians who are ready to take on the challenge of going overseas in search of high-paying jobs, Dr Yii cautioned them to do their due diligence on the company or offer before embarking on such an overseas trip.

“One way of checking to see if the job is legitimate is to check with the Foreign Ministry as the ministry has personnel stationed in other countries.”

“Another way to protect yourself is to buy overseas travel insurance. When you buy the insurance, the insurance company will look into the company for you.

“And if finally you ended up as a scam (victim), you will also be compensated.” — DayakDaily