The Star yesterday reported that legal actions have been taken on two scam job and recruitment agencies whose operation has been in violation against the law.
The Ministry of Human Resources and the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) have jumped into actions after receiving numerous complaints about the two agencies. Both companies are headquartered in Kuala Lumpur.
The first agency, Mega Access Resources, is now being charged in court after found to be operating without a valid license. The company has an office based in Jalan Imbi.
In addition to this, the company has also been asking job seekers, which are mostly school leavers and fresh graduates to pay an amount of RM165 as a ‘consultation fee’, where job seekers are promised with a job soon.
Grand Paramount Enterprise, which operates from their office in Lorong P. Ramlee, is the second agency, and has been blacklisted by the Companies Commission of Malaysia, SSM. It also asked job seekers who registered to pay a registration fee RM360 deposit.
Both has halted their operation on immediate basis.
Job seekers finding themselves having to pay fees to the so-called recruitment agencies in return for a job are advised to report to the Ministry of Human Resource.