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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Malaysian recruiting agency Sawas Link finally refused to receive the 32 Bangladeshi workers stranded at a depot of Kuala Lumpur airport on the allegation that the Bangladeshi recruiting agency, Shikha Trade International, did not pay them more than 70,000 Ringgit under the deal.

A representative from the Sawas Link visited the workers at the depot after publication of reports in Bangladeshi and Malaysian newspapers on the plight of the 32 Bangladeshi job seekers, but the agency declined to accept them.

The Sawas Link man told the workers that the Bangladeshi agency sent them to Malaysia without paying their dues worth more than 70,000 Ringgit, and even “without prior notice”, said a report received in Dhaka yesterday.

At least 32 job seekers have been struggling at a depot of Kuala Lumpur airport for last six days without adequate water and food.

They were stranded as their visas expired just because of irregularities on part of the recruiting agencies in Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur.

It is alleged the officials of Shikha Trade International are still misbehaving with the relatives who inquired about their sons or brothers passing through ordeals. They had to pay more than Tk 2 lakh for each worker to get a job in Malaysia.

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