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Counter-terrorism raids : Malaysia detains hundreds including Bangladeshis

More than 400 people have been detained in a counter-terrorism operation in Malaysia, authorities say. Those held in a series of raids in the capital Kuala Lumpur were mainly from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, officials said. Machines to make fake passports and to forge Malaysian immigration documents were among the items seized. Security in the […]

The Malaysian authorities have detained more Bangladeshis in a drive on a market at Jalan Silang in Kuala Lumpur conducted as part of the ongoing crackdown on illegal immigrants. The market is known as ‘Bangla Market’ as it is frequented mostly by Bangladeshi workers living in Kuala Lumpur. A Bangladeshi businessman in the area said […]

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The number of arrested undocumented Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia rose to 1,266 till Sunday as the country continued its crackdown on illegal foreign workers since June 30. A total of 3,506 illegal workers have been rounded up by Malaysian Immigration Department during the Ops Mega conducted nationwide, according to The Star, Malaysian daily published the […]

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Bangladesh nationals are among the top three, who have been accepted for an international residency scheme by Malaysia, according to local media. The Southeast Asian nation has approved applications of 33,300 people from 126 countries since 2002, when it started the Malaysia My Second Home or MM2H programme, the New Straits Times reports citing Malaysian […]

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Rana Sohel is charged in a Singaporean court on Tuesday with causing grievous hurt to a man who later died. — Photo Courtesy: The Straits Times A court in Singapore on Tuesday charged a Bangladeshi with causing grievous hurt to a man who later died. Rana Sohel, 34, is accused of assaulting Lim Leong Tat, […]

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At least 1,160 undocumented Bangladeshis have so far been arrested in Malaysia since July by the host country’s immigration department, according to a Bernama report published on Monday. A total of 3,014 illegal immigrants and 57 employers were detained by the Immigration Department during the E-Card Ops Mega carried out since last July until 8am […]

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Malaysian authorities arrested at least 750 Bangladeshis among 1,509 undocumented migrants in three days during a crackdown on illegal foreign workers. According to the immigration department of the Southeast Asian nation, the crackdown was launched on Friday midnight as the deadline for E-Card (enforcement card) registration expired on 30 June. Rights activist Md Harun-or Rashid […]

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The number of arrested undocumented Bangladeshi workers rose to 515 as the first day of the crackdown against illegal workers saw 1,035 foreigners, including three children, and 16 employers detained, reported The Star, Malaysian newspaper, on Sunday. The Malaysian authorities launched the crackdown immediately after the deadline to apply for the temporary Enforcement Card (E-Card) […]

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At least 328 undocumented Bangladeshi workers were detained in Malaysia on Saturday when the immigration department began an indefinite crackdown to flush out foreign workers staying illegally. Malaysian authorities launched the crackdown immediately after the deadline to apply for the temporary Enforcement Card (E-Card) expired on Friday night. According reports of Malaysian news BERNAMA at […]

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Mohammad Ashadul Islam placed all his hopes for a better life for his family in Bangladesh on getting a construction job in Singapore. He sold his father’s land and fish farm and also borrowed money from banks and relatives to pay S$17,000 ($12,000) in fees to multiple agencies who helped arrange the job and his […]

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Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. — BBC file photo The outgoing governor of Jakarta has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy and inciting violence. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, was the first ethnic Chinese Christian to run Indonesia’s capital, and the case was seen as a test of the country’s religious tolerance. He […]

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