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Bangladeshi construction worker in Malaysisa dies in brick fall

A Bangladeshi worker was killed while two others were injured when some 200 bricks fell from a crane at a construction site today. The incident happened at around 1:40pm at a construction site located at the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in Malaysia. A witness, who declined to be named said about eight workers were working at the site when the bricks fell from a crane, hitting the workers. “The bricks fell on three foreign workers. Two of them were hit...

Foreign jobs costlier for Bangladeshis

Bangladeshis have to spend more than Indians and Sri Lankans to get jobs in Malaysia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, says a research. On average, a Bangladeshi has to spend $2685 to go to Qatar and get a job there while an Indian and a Sri Lankan pay only $1227 and $1200, respectively, for the same job, Prof CR Abrar, coordinator of the research team, said while revealing these findings at a workshop yesterday. The case is similar in the...

22 held while going to Malaysia illegally

22 held while going to Malaysia illegally

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard detained 22 people from the Bay of Bengal near Cox’s Bazar Sadar upazila when they were going to Malaysia illegally early today. Among the detainees, 11 are from Narshingdi, eight from Sylhet, and three from Maheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Shahidul Islam, petty officer at coastguard station in Cox’s Bazar,...

Coast guard foils illegal migration attempt

Bangladesh Coast Guard early yesterday seized a Malaysia-bound engine-run wooden trawler and detained 17 Bangladeshis, including a human trafficker, from it in Moheshkhali channel near Najirartek of Cox's Bazar. The illegal migrants, hailing from Narsingdi, Khulna, Satkhira, Jhenidah, Sirajganj, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar, were handed over to Cox's Bazar Model Police Station following the detention . Coast guard says the trafficker, Arif, 30, of Cox's Bazar's Kutubdia upazila, took Tk 10,000 to Tk 20,000 from each person to get them...

Man held with 1.3kgs gold at Dhaka airport

Man held with 1.3kgs gold at Dhaka airport

Customs intelligence officials detained a man with 1.373 kilogrammes of gold worth Tk 65 lakh from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early today. Arrestee Ziaur Rahman, 40, of Munshiganj landed the airport from Malaysia by a Malaysian Airlines flight, MH 196, around 12:15am, said Umme Nahida Akter, assistant director of Customs Intelligence. A team of...

After disasters, stricken Malaysia Airlines staff brace for job cuts

After disasters, stricken Malaysia Airlines staff brace for job cuts

As bodies from downed Flight MH17 were brought home last week, a group of Malaysia Airlines flight attendants, in black mourning headscarves contrasting with their pink and turquoise uniforms, sobbed and clung to each other in grief. The 19,500 staff of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) now face a new ordeal - a quarter of them...

DEATH OF 3 BANGLADESHIS IN CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT

Families to get Malaysian Ringgit 25,000 each

Families to get Malaysian Ringgit 25,000 each

The families of three Bangladeshi workers, who died in a construction site accident in Malaysia last week, will receive Malaysian Ringgit (RM) 25,000 each. Malaysian Human Resources Minister Richard Riot today made the announcement of the compensation, reports local English daily The Star. He said they are in contact with the Bangladesh high commission in...

MH17: Minute of silence observed as Malaysia mourns

MH17: Minute of silence observed as Malaysia mourns

Malaysians observed a moment of silence following the arrival in Kuala Lumpur of the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine in July. A specially chartered plane took off from Amsterdam and landed around 10:00 local time (02:00 GMT). National flags are flying at half-mast for the day of mourning. Flight...

ACCIDENT IN MALAYSIA

Bodies of 3 Bangladeshis reach home

Bodies of 3 Bangladeshis reach home

The bodies of three Bangladeshi workers, who were killed in a construction site accident in Malaysia on Monday night, reached home today. A flight of Bangladesh Biman carrying the bodies landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital around 6:30am, said Mohsin Chowdhury, director of Wage Earner's Welfare Board of the expatriates' welfare...

Construction Site Accident

3 Bangladeshi workers killed in Malaysia

3 Bangladeshi workers killed in Malaysia

They had known each other since childhood. They went to school together, grew up together as friends. Together, as if through a miracle, they went abroad in search of a better life. They found employment. They were happy that at long last their fortunes were about to change. That was not to be, for...

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