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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Malaysia pauses system to hire Bangladesh workers after report on ring

Malaysia has suspended the only system used to hire Bangladeshi workers after allegations surfaced that a Bangladeshi businessman with prestigious ‘Datuk Seri’ title was using it to make billions of ringgit by smuggling his countrymen. A syndicate spearheaded by the Bangladeshi businessman made 2 billion ringgit by smuggling over 100,000 workers in only two years, Malaysian newspaper The Star said in a report on Friday. Malaysia halted the system

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Critical time to welcome refugees, says UN rights expert

Photo: Basug archive. The world must act now to help those forced to leave their homes by overwhelming circumstances, according to a UN rights expert. In a statement to mark World Refugee Day, the UN special rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, urged people to support action to help refugees, including education, shelter and training for work. ‘Every minute, 20 people from different geographical, racial, linguistic and religious

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BASUG Workshop on “Jute instead of Plastic” in Cologne

COLOGNE, Germany, June 20, 2018: BASUG, the Europe-based Diaspora organization with Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in collaboration with the German development organization, Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung NRW (SUE) www.sue-nrw.de is going to organize a workshop on ‘Jute instead of plastic’ on Saturday, 23 June 2018 from 11 am to 4 pm at Bürgerzentrum Ehrenfeld, Venloer Straße 429, 50825 Cologne,

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Record 68.5m people displaced worldwide: UN

Rohingya refugees react as aid is distributed in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 21, 2017. — Reuters photo A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50-per cent increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes a decade

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No VAT, income tax on NRBs’ remittance: NBR

A file photo shows expatriates coming out of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The National Board of Revenue on Wednesday assured that the government in the national budget for the fiscal year of 2018-2019 had not imposed any value-added tax or income tax on remittance the non-resident Bangladeshis send home. — New Age photo The National Board of Revenue on Wednesday assured that the government in the national budget for the fiscal

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