Bangladeshis in Malaysia: Cops after workers, not rogue employers

Malaysian police have been prosecuting Bangladesh migrant workers instead of the employers who have confiscated the workers’ passports and failed to provide them with jobs and salaries, alleged the Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM).

3d ago

GULF COUNTRIES / Lack of language skills leaves migrants vulnerable

Although a large number of Bangladeshi migrant workers travel to the Gulf countries for work, there has been little to no government initiative to teach them the languages of the receiving countries.

4d ago

Foreign workers: Malaysia govt extends visa deadline to April 21

Malaysian government has extended the deadline for the visa with reference (VDR) application for foreign workers to April 21.

6d ago

Malaysia govt extends visa deadline to April 21

Malaysian government has extended the deadline for the visa with reference (VDR) application for foreign workers to April 21

6d ago

A hostel of nightmares

The dream of a better life in Malaysia has turned into a nightmare for around 100 Bangladeshi migrant workers, each of whom had taken loans of around Tk 5 lakh to reach the country.

1w ago

Malaysia’s freeze on hiring foreign workers: Big blow for Bangladesh’s aspiring migrant workers

Malaysia’s decision to put a freeze on new foreign worker recruitment will adversely affect Bangladesh’s labour migration as the Southeast Asian nation is a large overseas job market for low-skilled Bangladeshi workers.

1w ago

Lack of skill traps migrants in limited job market

Md Hasan travelled overnight from his home district Barguna to the capital city recently for biometric data enrollment at the Visa Service Centre for Saudi Arabia, hoping to secure a low-paid job in the Kingdom.

1w ago

Malaysia employer framed Bangladeshi workers

Three Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia were framed in a case that led to their arrests for defying pressure to withdraw complaints they lodged with the police and labour department against their employer

2w ago

Plight of Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia: Rights groups call for immediate steps

.Bangladesh Civil Society for Migrants (BCSM), an alliance of 23 migrant rights groups, issued a statement today criticising recruiting agencies for contributing to the difficulties faced by Bangladeshi migrant workers in Malaysia

Exploited and trapped, man dies in Malaysia

A journey to Malaysia, a dream of a better life. Driven by the hope of securing a job with a decent payday, Md Shofiqul Islam, 33, of Pabna,  went to Malaysia five months ago. Little did he know that this aspiration would spiral into despair and eventual demise.

Distressed in Malaysia

For aspiring migrant workers in Bangladesh, Malaysia’s reopening of the labour market in 2022 for 15 source countries including Bangladesh to jumpstart its economy from the ravages of the pandemic -- was a godsend.

Jailed in Malaysia: 3 Bangladesh workers released

Malaysian police released the three Bangladeshi workers who were arrested on March 21 after they lodged a complaint to the Labour Department of Malaysia

2w ago

Two Rohingya found dead at sea after Indonesia ends survivor search

The bodies of two Rohingya refugees were retrieved and several more were spotted at sea Saturday, local rescuers said, days after a wooden boat believed to be carrying around 150 people capsized, leaving many missing or dead

2w ago

Airlines pricing out Umrah during Ramadan

Airfare to Saudi Arabia has shot up by more than 50 percent, making Umrah during Ramadan unaffordable for many.

2w ago

At least 65 migrants' bodies found in Libya mass grave: UN

A mass grave containing "at least 65 migrants' bodies" was discovered in southwest Libya this week, the UN migration agency said Friday

2w ago

19 Bangladeshi undocumented migrants held in Malaysia

Malaysian immigration department in Johor detained a total of 137 illegal immigrants of various nationalities, including 19 Bangladeshis, during an operation at a construction site in Johor Baru of the country today

2w ago

Malaysia repatriates 2,530 Bangladeshi irregular migrant workers in 3 weeks: report

Malaysia has reportedly repatriated 2,530 undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers through its Migrant Repatriation Programme launched on March 1

3w ago

Send remittance through proper channel: foreign minister tells expats

Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has urged Bangladeshi expatriates in Saudi Arabia to send remittances to the country through legal channels

2023 deadliest year for migrants in a decade: UN

At least 8,565 people died on migration routes worldwide in 2023, making it the deadliest year since records began a decade ago, the UN's International Organization for Migration said Wednesday.."The 2023 death toll represents a tragic increase of 20 percent compared to 2022, highlighting

Migrant Workers: Recruit under single ministry

A Malaysian MP has called for streamlining the country’s foreign worker recruitment process, a day after a Bangladeshi lawmaker said that over 1,000 irregular Bangladeshi migrants were imprisoned in Malaysia.

Remittance hits eight-month high

In February, migrants sent home $2.16 billion, up 39% year-on-year

Mild heatwave sweeping Dhaka, 13 other districts

Dhaka, Faridpur, Madaripur, Moulvibazar, Feni, Chattogram, Rangamati, Bandarban, and six districts of Barishal division have been experiencing a mild to moderate heatwave from 9:00am today

Fire at Hazaribagh slum under control

The fire broke out around 11:50am and was brought under control around 12:40am by six fire engines

6 of a family suffer burns in fire at Bhasantek home

Six members of a family, including two children, suffered severe burns in a fire in their house in the capital's Bhasantek area today

Snapped mooring line kills 5 at Sadarghat; 5 held

The victims include three of a family

Dhaka has ranked fifth on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality with an AQI index of 158 at 10:33am this morning

Says a sailor of MV Abdullah from captivity

"It just was a really bad game, oh my god. We started well, really well, and then didn't continue. I think even before they scored, we just lost the plot a little bit, we were everywhere and nowhere," Klopp told reporters.

Leverkusen chase invincibility with Bundesliga title in sight

With 24 wins and four draws in the league this season, Leverkusen are on the cusp of going through a Bundesliga season undefeated.

Fire at Ctg oil factory now under control

A fire that broke out at an edible oil refinery in Chattogram's Karnaphuli upazila today morning has been brought under control

How Sudan fell apart: one year of war

Sudan has been brought to its knees by a war between the regular army and rival paramilitaries that has killed thousands of people and displaced 8.5 million more

Suryakumar's IPL blitz eases comeback concerns ahead of T20 WC

The top ranked batter in T20 Internationals, Suryakumar missed Mumbai's first three matches of the season as he completed his recovery from an ankle injury and a sports hernia operation.

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