KUCHING: The detention of 44 Sarawakians in Cambodia reflects a worrying situation, where youths are lured into scams disguised as jobs with attractive pay.
In this respect, Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) Sarawak president Muhammad Hazim Azhari believes that although it is a personal choice of individuals to work anywhere they want, any job offer that promises lucrative prospects should be investigated thoroughly by the applicants and also by their family members and friends, to validate its authenticity.
“Before you actually accept the job offer, you should have thought about it (carefully) and discussed it with your family.
“Logically if we think about it, why would one work in Cambodia when our own state or country is far better off? So to the youths, please discuss these things with your family first and think (about the so-called lucrative job offers) really hard,” he said when asked to comment about the current situation faced by the 47 Malaysian detainees, of whom 44 are from Sarawak, in Cambodia.
The Malaysians are currently being held in a provincial jail in Banteay Meanchey in Cambodia, after they were arrested in early December last year on suspicion of involvement in fraud and illegal online gambling activities.