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).

5d 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.

6d 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.

1w 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

1w 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.

2w 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

3w 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.

3w 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

3w 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

3w 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

The bond behind the fried chicken stall in front of Charukala

For over two decades, a business built on mutual trust and respect between two people from different faiths has thrived in front of Dhaka University's Faculty of Fine Arts

Iran seizes huge cargo ship after threats to close Strait of Hormuz

Iran's Revolutionary Guards seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, days after Tehran said it could close the crucial shipping route and warned it would retaliate for an Israeli strike on its Syria consulate

Trees are Dhaka’s saviours

Things seem dire as people brace for the imminent fight against heat waves and air pollution.

No Israeli flight landed in Bangladesh: CAAB says

No Israeli flight or plane has landed in Bangladesh, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) said in a statement today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has greeted the people of the country on Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year 1431, which will be celebrated tomorrow

The students of Faculty of Fine Arts of the Dhaka University are giving final touches to their creations before bringing out the traditional rally tomorrow

Casper Ruud finally defeated Novak Djokovic at the sixth attempt on Saturday, setting up a Monte Carlo Masters title showdown with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Sydney knife attacker shot dead after killing 6 in Bondi mall

An attacker who fatally knifed six people in a Sydney mall was shot dead by police in the beachside suburb of Bondi on Saturday, police said, as hundreds fled the scene

Five-star Man City go top of Premier League

Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League as lowly Luton were eased aside 5-1 at the Etihad on Saturday.

Thousands flee flooding in southern Russia

Russian emergency services on Saturday said they had evacuated thousands of people from the southern regions bordering Kazakhstan as flood water continued to rise

BNP misleads people giving fabricated information of 'abduction, torture': Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said BNP is misleading the people by giving fabricated information of "abduction and torture".

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