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    64 Bangladeshis to return home via Tunisia

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:50am on June 18, 2019

    Sixty-four Bangladeshi nationals became stranded in a boat in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea have agreed to return home through Tunisia. ‘They agreed to...

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    Women migrant workers go thru’ many abuses: research

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:11am on June 16, 2019

    Women migrant workers experience a continuum of gender-based violence and harassment, ranging from insults to severe physical abuse, rape and sexual assault, psychological abuse, bullying...

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    Malaysian govt urged to cancel proposal for deducting migrant workers’ wages

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:29am on June 15, 2019

    Malaysia-based migrant rights organisations Freedom United and Tenaganita have called on Malaysia’s Minister of Human Resources M Kulasegaran to cancel a dangerous proposal that put...

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    UAE keen on hiring 3,000 drivers from Bangladesh

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:43am on June 12, 2019

    The United Arab Emirates has conveyed its interest to hire 3,000 drivers from Bangladesh, said officials. UAE Ambassador in Bangladesh Saed Mohammed ALMheiri met expatriates...

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    5,272 undocumented Bangladeshi workers nabbed in Malaysia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:38am on June 11, 2019

    Malaysian immigration police arrested at least 5,272 undocumented Bangladeshi workers since January 1, Malaysian newspapers reported.Between January 1 and June 4, Malaysian Immigration Department carried...

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    Dhaka must shore up issues for Bangladeshis in Malaysia

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 08, 2019

    MALAYSIA’S iteration of its plan at a meeting with foreign envoys of source countries in Kuala Lumpur, to send back undocumented workers to sending countries...

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    Dhaka likely to face big challenge

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:01am on June 04, 2019

    Bangladesh is likely to face a major challenge concerning its large number of undocumented workers in Malaysia as the country has iterated its...

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    Malaysia to resume taking replacement foreign workers from July 1

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:06pm on June 01, 2019

    The Malaysia government has agreed to resume the system to recruit replacements of foreign workers in all sectors with effect from July 1, said its...

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    KL, Dhaka discuss new plan

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:33am on May 15, 2019

    Malaysia and Bangladesh discussed the issue of working out a new worker recruitment plan in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.Officials told New Age that Malaysia proposed...

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    130 Bangladeshis killed in S Africa a year

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:09am on May 14, 2019

    About 130 Bangladeshis are killed on an average every year in South Africa mostly due to conflict among compatriots as well as conflict with local...