Indian job seekers cheated in Malaysia return home

      A group of technicians managed to return home here after suffering a raw deal at the hands of an unscrupulous labour agent in Malaysia. The members of the group say they were cheated by an agent, who took them to Malaysia with a promise to get them good jobs and high salaries, but it was only after some time they realised that they he had duped them. "We demanded our agreement papers from the agent at Chennai Airport . The agent told us that he has already faxed the papers and we would receive them at the Kuala Lumpur Airport . We asked for our papers at the Kuala Lumpur Airport , we were told us that we would get them only when we cleared the qualifying exam of the company…we have already cleared the test, they are cheating us. They hired us for the post of welders but they want us to work on the post of a helper," said Savanth Kumar Singh, one of the victims. A social worker proved a major help to the victimised group, as he ensured food and other things of necessities for them. "We were left with a little money to meet our daily expenses…they (Indian Embassy Officials) made our temporary arrangement at a temple, they provide us with food for two days but the other days we were left unattended…A social worker named Kamal Nathan provide us food, whenever Indian embassy failed to provide the food, then he feed us, he helped us immensely," said Mahendra Deshmukh, another victim. Thousands of unemployed Indians are duped by manpower sourcing agents who promise a well-paid job in Malaysia and Gulf countries. Another batch of 11 technicians was expected to arrive on Sunday (September 06).

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