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Six Sarawakians still missing in PNG


AT LEAST SIX Sarawakians are still missing in PNG after being cheated by an employment agency. Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Richard Riot Jaem said it is most likely that the victims are Dayaks.

“At the moment we can say there are at least six persons still missing in the country, but most probably there could be more which we cannot ascertain for now.

“Whatever it is, the Malaysian High Commission in PNG is working hard to get to the bottom of it,” he told reporters.

Datuk Riot said the High Commission was also trying to trace the employment agency, but added that the effort had been futile so far.

However he was glad to note that three victims who were stranded in PNG had been brought home by Umno.

He strongly advised people, particularly those in villages and remote areas, to be very careful should any employment agency come to the area to offer jobs.

He said people must insist that they show their identity cards and check the authenticity of the agency to prevent being cheated and ending up in the same ordeal faced by victims in the PNG case.

Source: Borneo Post


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