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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Malaysian girls easily duped


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian lasses are an easy lot to charm. They are easily smitten by sweet words and gifts, making them an easy target for drug-trafficking syndicates looking for mules.

This is the view of Deputy Foreign Minister A. Kohilan Pillay, who said young Malaysian girls, some fresh graduates, were easily conned by men from the syndicates to travel abroad with a package.

“Some of the girls meet the men abroad and some meet them in Malaysia.

“There have been cases where girls just knew the men for a day and were willing to travel around with a bag, not knowing the contents,” he said at the launch of the Wanita MCA women and children’s aid and public complaints bureau in Kepong yesterday.

Also present at the event was Wanita MCA chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.

He said there were currently 1,565 Malaysians jailed abroad and 60% of the cases were drug mules.

“Thailand has the highest number of jailed Malaysians at 52. In Peru, 12 out of the 15 Malaysians jailed are girls,” he said, quoting 2007 statistics.

He added that 25 Malaysians were jailed in Taiwan, 11 in China, 12 in Spain and one in Chile.

“Six in China have been sentenced to death. Since 2007, about 30 Malaysians are in death row,” he said.

Kohilan added that the syndicates, mostly comprising African men, would give the young girls free flight tickets and cash for shopping as part of the trip abroad.

“There is no such thing as a free trip.

“Parents should be mindful of such trips and keep a close watch on their children,” Kohilan said.

Source: thestaronline


This expose by Deputy Foreign Minister A. Kohilan Pillay is very disturbing and is an eye opener for all us, especially for those whose daughters have just completed their schools or graduated.

What could be the reason(s) why our Malaysian lasses are easily roped and duped into this appalling syndrome?

1) Is it because they cannot find immediate employment in our country after they have graduated?

2) Do we have enough vacant jobs that they can be employed?

3) Is it purely greed to venture into this dangerous undertaking albeit knowing the consequences?

The first two questions should be addressed by the Government, while the third rests with the individuals who decide for themselves.

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