Migration

Migration

Don't pay anyone for visas, or work permits: Italian envoy

Italian Ambassador to Bangladesh Antonio Alessandro has advised visa-seekers not to pay anyone for visas, emphasising that the embassy only charges small taxes and processing fees

2d ago

How NGO ship rescued 35 Bangladeshis

In the darkness, a shape emerged among the Mediterranean waves -- over 30 men, huddled shoulder to shoulder in the hold of a fibreglass boat.

3d ago

Bangladeshi workers being trafficked to Malaysia won’t affect US’s TIP report

Says Malaysian human resources minister on Bangladeshi workers trafficked to Malaysia

3d ago

'Collaboration key to tackling migration challenges’

IOM chief says after concluding 4-day visit to Bangladesh

1w ago

Over 1.1m Bangladeshis went abroad for jobs in 2022-23: state minister

A total of 11.26 lakh Bangladeshis went abroad for jobs in the financial year of 2022-23, State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Shofiqur Rahman Choudhury told parliament today

2w ago

Bangladesh has zero-tolerance on illegal migration: PM tells UK minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh holds a zero-tolerance policy against illegal migration

2w ago

45 ‘overstaying’ Bangladeshis held in Malaysia

Malaysia Immigration Department has arrested 49 foreigners including 45 Bangladeshis at a construction site in Perlis on suspicions of overstaying and not having valid travel documents, according to a report in Malaysian media.

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Malaysian HC sets aside gag order on party, news portal supporting Bangladeshi migrants

Malaysian High Court has set aside a gag order on Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM), which has been supporting Bangladeshi migrants, and a news portal – MKini Dotcom, a news portal that has been reporting on their plights

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45 'overstaying' Bangladeshis held in Malaysia

Malaysia Immigration Department has arrested 49 foreigners including 45 Bangladeshis at a construction site in Perlis on suspicions of overstaying and not having valid travel documents, according to a report in Malaysian media

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UN experts express dismay over situation of Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia

UN experts today expressed dismay about the situation of Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia, who had travelled there in the hope of employment after engaging in the official labour migration process

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Aspirant migrant workers to get skills training: state minister

State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Shofiqur Rahman Choudhury today said, as per Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directive, aspirant migrant workers will get skills training using modern machineries

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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