515 Bangladeshis held in Malaysia


PV Desk : At least 515 Bangladeshi workers were detained in Malaysia, in the raids conducted from Friday night (June 30) to Saturday (July 1), as part of the Malaysian government’s recent move to flush out illegal immigrants.

Malaysian Immigration Police said that they have detained a total of 1035 foreign illegals in the countrywide crackdown.

Bangladesh topped the list with 515 nationals while there have been 135 Indonesians, 102 Burmese, 50 Philippines, 8 Thai, 2 Vietnamese and the rest are from some other countries.

Immigration Department of Malaysia began the large-scale operation to detain the illegal workers as the deadline to apply for the temporary Enforcement Card (E-Card) expired at Friday midnight.

Earlier, immigration authority of the country warned the employers and foreign workers for E-Card application, a valid document for employment in Malaysia.