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Malaysia to revoke moratorium on Bangladeshi workers ‘within a month or two’

Malaysia will lift the moratium on Bangladeshi workers next month at the earliest, the South Asian nation's Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran has said. "I hope we can conclude within one or two months of the review on the moratorium that is now in the final stage, so that labour supply from Bangladesh can resume,” he told Maylsian newspaper The Star. The country has sufferd after the ban on migrant workers from Bangladesh with the plantation

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European Development Days 2019 at EC: BASUG to join among others

With the title "Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind" the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 is going to be held at the European Commission on 18-19 June 2019. Organized by the European Commission, the EDD brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in the ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. EDD is Europe’s

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Immigration system to be overhauled: HM

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said steps would be taken to overhaul the immigration system at all airports of the country, including Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. ‘There’re allegations of harassment at the immigration. We take steps immediately if we get any complaint. Now the immigration system will be overhauled,’ said the minister while exchanging Eid greetings with reporters at the secretariat. Special Branch members

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Bangladesh receives record $1.95b remittance in May

Expatriate Bangladeshis have sent a record amount of remittance in May ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr. They sent $1.95 billion in inward remittances to Bangladesh, a new monthly record, according to the central bank, reports bdnews24.com. The previous record was set in January of this year, when the country raked in $1.59 billion in remittances. “The inflow of remittances was good as it was. However, with Ramadan and Eid in mind, they (migrant Bangladeshis)

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Berlin Conference: Dhaka for climate justice, compensation

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has asked for climate justice that needs to be established and demanded compensation and adequate financial and other assistance for adaptation measures. He called for more concrete global coordination and insisted that the developed countries and the countries responsible for producing huge amount of greenhouse gases must triple their nationally determined commitments (NDCc) if they want to limit

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In search of a new ‘home’

Shahid Gazi looking at his 90-year old brother's picture and introducing him to his family. One of the author's of The Bengal Diaspora returned to show him his brother's picture. Shamsul Huq’s grandfather, a Pathan from Afghanistan and a cloth dealer, travelled all the way through India to Noakhali and, being enamoured with a Bengali girl, settled there. Huq’s father moved from Noakhali to Assam in search of a better livelihood. Shamsul Huq claims

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130 Bangladeshis killed in S Africa a year

Traffickers lure people in spite of huge unemployment in South Africa. About 130 Bangladeshis are killed on an average every year in South Africa mostly due to conflict among compatriots as well as conflict with local South Africans. Scores of Bangladeshis, who have gone there for making fortune as promised by human traffickers, engage in crimes amidst widespread unemployment in South Africa. ‘People from Bangladesh are going to South Africa through

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37 Bangladeshis confirmed dead in Tunisia migrant boat capsize

A survivor of a boat carrying migrants that sunk in the Mediterranean during the night of 9 and 10 May, rests at a shelter in the Tunisian coastal city of Zarzis on May 11, 2019. About sixty migrants perished, including 37 Bangladeshis, when a boat carrying around 70 migrants sunk in the Mediterranean. According to a spokesman for the Tunisian defence ministry, a fishing boat picked up 16 survivors, who were transferred on board one of three military

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Dozens of Bangladesh migrants trafficked to Vanuatu stuck in limbo

Bangladeshi migrant workers hold signs requesting help and support after they are stranded in Vanuatu. Photo credit: Vanuatu Daily Post Dozens of Bangladeshis who say they were trafficked to Vanuatu with the promise of jobs are stuck in limbo and struggling to survive while awaiting justice and the option of returning home. About 101 migrants who arrived in the Pacific island nation over the course of the last two years say they were promised decent

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BASUG’S Workshop in Berlin

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