Eight duped by agent who promised jobs in Aus­tralia

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EIGHT Malaysians who paid RM7,000 to an agent for jobs in Aus­tralia were shocked to find that none of them had the right per­mits when they reached Perth, Makkal Osai re­ported.

They were de­tained by im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers upon their ar­rival there on March 16.

Four of them were re­leased with the help of friends and fam­i­lies and re­turned home with a three-year ban from en­ter­ing Aus­tralia.

They have since made a po­lice re­port in Kuala Lumpur. Four oth­ers were still be­ing de­tained in Aus­tralia.

Their predica­ment came about when they saw an ad­ver­tise­ment on so­cial me­dia about pay­ing agents to get them jobs.

> A pa­tient had to ride on a chil­dren’s tri­cy­cle at a hos­pi­tal in Te­lan­gana, In­dia, af­ter he re­fused to pay a 150 ru­pee (RM10) bribe to the or­der­lies for the use of a wheel­chair.

Tamil Ne­san re­ported that the hos­pi­tal man­age­ment said there was no re­port made about the in­ci­dent.

How­ever, it gave an as­sur­ance that the in­ci­dent would be in­ves­ti­gated based on a video record­ing.

The video has been cir­cu­lated on­line, lead­ing to much crit­i­cism.

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