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Hyderabadi youths stranded in Malaysia, kins seek Swaraj's help


ANI Hyderabad (Telangana), [India]
Families of four Hyderabadi youth stranded in Malaysia for last 10 months have sought help from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for their return.
The four stranded in Malaysia are Syed Zubair Ur Rehman, Ravindra, Asif and Venkateshwarlu.
Elder brother of Syed Zubair Ur Rehman, Syed Ubaid told ANI: "Syed Zubair is a mechanical engineer and was looking for a job along with his friends. Meanwhile, the four met a travel agent named Rajender Naik, who offered them jobs in Malaysia. They all accepted the offer as they were promised a monthly income of INR 75,000 each. For this, the agent had taken Rs 2 lakh each from them and sent them Malaysia on March 12, 2018."
Elaborating on the whole incident and how his brother along with three friends were tricked by the agent, Ubaid said, "Surprisingly, when they landed in Malaysia, they came to know that they were deceived by the agent and they were sent to Malaysia on visiting visas and their visas were not converted into job visas as the agent promised them before departing for Malaysia. It's been around ten months and they are still stranded there without any employment, due to which, they don't even have access to proper food."
Talking about the trap set by the agent, Ubaid stated, "They all have been harassed by the agent, who has also taken their passports in his custody."
"We tried to approach the agent several times but he gave us no proper response and when we reached local police, the agent threatened my brother and his friends, stating that he will never send them back to India," he said further.
Ubaid also informed that the families of four have written a joint letter to Swaraj seeking their rescue and immediate action against the agent.
Speaking to ANI, brother of Ravindra, Sai Charan asserted: "The four have been cheated by the agent and now facing difficulties in a foreign land as their visas have already expired."
Notably, the four victims have also shot a video from Malaysia appealing Swaraj to rescue them.

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First Published: Dec 30 2018 | 1:51 AM IST

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