Daily US Times, Phnom Penh, Cambodia: 100 Bangladeshi trafficked labours are in deep misery in Cambodia, in line with an investigation report of the government.
These Bangladeshi labours have been trafficked to Cambodia on Sticker/Stamp visas exhibiting them as tourists or guests by Bangladeshi recruiting businesses and their brokers primarily based in Dhaka, Singapore and Bangkok, mentioned the investigation executed by the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Employment Employment.
Local media accessed the report ready by the EWOE Ministry on Wednesday.
A few of the trafficking victims returned to Bangladesh after struggling the ordeals and the others have been in Cambodia in depressing situations, mentioned EWOE Ministry officers.
Brokers allegedly collected go to visa stamps from the Cambodian embassies in Singapore, India, Indonesia, Australia, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar employed the workers of Bangladesh alluring them with good jobs in Cambodia, they mentioned.
At one stage, the brokers realized ransom cash from the victims’ family in Bangladesh by torturing them, the report mentioned.
A three-member crew led by Expatriates Welfare and Abroad Employment ministry joint secretary Jahangir Alam visited Cambodia from February 16 to 21 to analyze the matter.
The crew discovered that Bangladeshi nationwide Moin Uddin and Singapore nationwide Khoo opened a building firm known as EC Builders in Cambodia and recruited over 100 Bangladeshi labours with Sticker/Stamp visas exhibiting them as tourists, guests and businessmen.
As owners of the EC Builder failed to offer the employees authorized paperwork, the workers lodged complaints to Cambodian police who shut down the corporate’s office, mentioned the probe report of the EWOE Ministry.
Victims Pangkaj Biswas, Rabindranath Kundu, Zakir and Mohan informed the EWOE Ministry crew that Bangladeshi recruiting company Port City Worldwide Restricted owner Abdur Rahman took Tk three to 4 lakh from every sufferer and despatched them to Cambodia after maintaining them ready for one yr.
100 Bangladeshi nationals in collaboration with Malaysians opened pretend joint corporations to recruit employees from Bangladesh with false promises, the report mentioned.
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