Friday, 16th April 2021

Malaysian home ministry launches amnesty for unregistered Bangladeshis

Dhaka, July 19 (BAN/ AD): A fresh amnesty programme has been launched by the Malaysian home ministry for undocumented migrants, which will allow them to go back without facing any legal action. It is estimated around 2 lakh Bangladeshi migrants are living illegally in Malaysia.

“Program Back for Good” said Malaysian Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Thursday. As per reports the programme will begin on August 1 and end on December 31 this year.

Those who avail amnesty offer will have to pay a fine of RM 700 (around Tk 14,000) to obtain proper travel documents like passports and special travel passes under this programme also they will have to arrange their own transportation back home.

Malaysian minister said the whole repatriation process will be conducted solely by the Malaysian Immigration Department. He also added “Once the new year begins, we will take action against both the illegal immigrants and their employers to the full extent of the law.”

Around 8 lakh Bangladeshis live in Malaysia.

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