migrant workers

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

5 things to know for Monday, Nov 21: Militants’ escape, World Cup and more.

Good afternoon. The world cup fever is on. Here are our predictions for today’s games: England 2-1 Iran which you can watch at 7:00 pm Bangladesh time, and Senegal 1-3 Netherlands at 10:00 pm today. In other news, SSC results will come out on November 28. And here’s five other stories to catch-up on.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Migrant workers say their sweat made World Cup happen

Taking selfies from the stands and sitting on the grassy pitch, thousands of migrant workers gathered in a Doha stadium to watch the opening match of the first World Cup in the Middle East.

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

A riveting ride to Qatar

After winning the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in 2010, it quickly became clear that Qatar would have to pull a rabbit out of its hat to successfully stage football’s showpiece event. The largest concern at the time was whether players could even perform in the searing summer as the Mi

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

Workers are heading back overseas: here’s how govts should respond

Deployment of migrant workers from Asia is slowly getting back on track after plummeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic during the first quarter of 2020. Some countries are recording departures of migrant workers exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022

Digital literacy training for expats can boost remittance flow

Bangladesh should train migrant workers on digital literacy so that they send remittance home through legal channels and using electronic platforms instead of turning to hundi operators, speakers said today.

September 6, 2022
September 6, 2022

Have we forgotten about dignity?

If people in a country with so much development and progress can’t even expect to have a dignified life, or death, then what was it all for?

August 9, 2022
August 9, 2022

With 53 Bangladeshi workers reaching Malaysia, labour market reopens after 3 years

The first batch of 53 workers reached Malaysia this morning (August 9, 2022) as the nation’s labour market resumed recruiting Bangladeshi workers after more than three years of suspension.

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Why only 25 agencies allowed to hire migrant workers for Malaysia?

Bangaldeshi migrant workers haven’t been able to go to Kuala Lumpur due to allegations of irregularities. After so many years, the possibility of immigration is opening up again, but why is the process being questioned over same allegations?

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Fix the issue of syndication for Malaysian labour market

Why not let all legitimate recruiting agencies send workers there?

June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

Why only 25 Bangladeshi agencies allowed

A Malaysian MP and two migrant rights bodies have urged Human Resources Minister M Saravanan to explain his decision for allowing only 25 Bangladeshi agencies to recruit workers for Malaysia, reported Malaysian daily Malay Mail yesterday.