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2 Bangladeshis hurt in Malaysia coal mine blast

2 Bangladeshis hurt in Malaysia coal mine blast

At least three foreign workers were killed and 29 others including two Bangladeshis injured in a coal mine explosion in eastern Malaysia on Saturday. The gas fire ignited at about 450m below the tunnel’s entrance of the coal mine located about 3km from the Kuching-Sri Aman main road at 8:45am Saturday when 119 miners...

5 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia, 1 held

5 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia, 1 held

Five Bangladeshi fortune seekers were rescued and a trafficker detained early today while preparing to sail for Malaysia illegally in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar. The five rescued were identified as Md Jamin Uddin, 26, Didar Mia, 23, Md Amanul, 34, Md Belal Uddin, 27, and Md Monsur Alam, 30, our Cox’s Bazar correspondent reports quoting a press release circulated from Bangladesh Navy. The human trafficker was identified as Md Enamullah. A team of Bangladesh Coast Guard conducted a raid around 2:30am after receiving intelligence of a possible human trafficking underway, the press release said. The human trafficker and the victims were from Cox’s Bazar. Coast Guards seized Tk 3.5 lakh from possession...

Malaysian officers charged with Bangladeshi murder

Malaysian officers charged with Bangladeshi murder

A Malaysian court today charged two local immigration officers with murdering a Bangladeshi detainee last month. Md Aminnudin Yasin and Zuhairul Effendy Zualkafli, immigration officers at Kangar in a provincial capital Perlis, allegedly killed Abu Bakar Siddiqe, 45, in custody, reports Malaysian state news agency Bernama. Surprisingly, the officials at Bangladesh high commission in Kuala...

Lured into risky sea trip

Lured into risky sea trip

Most of them were enticed by traffickers of landing lucrative jobs in Malaysia, while a few were kidnapped by thugs. They endured an ordeal for over a week before being rescued by Navy men. The 576 fortune seekers from Bangladesh and Myanmar were rescued on Monday from a cargo vessel near the Saint Martin's...

Illegal trip to Malaysia: Navy sues 85

Illegal trip to Malaysia: Navy sues 85

Two separate cases were filed today against 85 Myanmar and Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the illegal voyage to Malaysia by sea where around 600 trafficking victims were rescued. Lieutenant Commander M Mahbubur Rahman, executive officer of BNS Durjoy, a navy ship that intercepted a Myanmar cargo carrier carrying the people, lodged the cases...

Manpower Export

Cabinet okays changes to MoU with KL

The cabinet yesterday approved a draft for amending the existing memorandum of understanding with Malaysia under which Bangladesh exports manpower to the Southeast Asian country. The amendment will allow Bangladesh to send workers to Sarawak State of Malaysia. Currently Bangladesh exports manpower only to Malaysian Peninsula (mainland) under government-to-government basis. The approval was given in the regular meeting of the cabinet at the secretariat, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain...

Navy rescues 600 fortune seekers

Navy rescues 600 fortune seekers

From a large trawler adrift in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh Navy yesterday rescued over 600 overseas job seekers, believed to have been lured by human traffickers into a sea voyage to Malaysia, according to the navy. Acting on a tip-off, navy ship Durjoy intercepted the trawler 50 nautical miles southeast of St Martin's...

21 Bangladeshis remanded in Malaysia

21 Bangladeshis remanded in Malaysia

  Malaysian authorities today placed 24 foreign job seekers including 21 Bangladeshis on remand after they were caught while trying to enter the Southeast Asian country by a tugboat from Indonesia. Maritime Enforcement Agency officials Saturday night detained the 21 Bangladeshis, two Indonesians, and one Afghan from the country’s southern Tanjung Sepat area under Selenagor...

600 fortune seekers rescued

600 fortune seekers rescued

From a large trawler adrift in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh Navy today rescued over 600 overseas job seekers, believed to have been lured by human traffickers into a sea voyage to Malaysia, according to the navy. Acting on a tip-off, navy ship Durjoy intercepted the trawler 50 nautical miles southeast of St Martin’s...

11 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia, 4 held

11 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia, 4 held

Bangladesh Coast Guard early today rescued 11 people from Saint Martin’s Island in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar while being trafficked to Malaysia illegally.     Four traffickers were also detained during the drive, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent. Acting on a tip-off, coast guard personnel held the fortune-seekers in south-east area of Saint Martin’s Island...

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