“There may be some ‘truths here and there’ and cases in isolation – but not the manner this story was written where the writer decided to be both architect of the story and both judge and jury!”
MOST OF MEDIA STORY ON BANGLADESH WORKERS, BUSINESSMAN AND SYNDICATE FAKE NEWS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST?
I have been addressing the Bangladeshi workers scandal and foreign workers issues from the days of the late deputy home minister Megat Junid in the 1980s – so this is not new to me!
There may be some ‘truths here and there’ and cases in isolation – but not the manner this story was written where the writer decided to be both architect of the story and both judge and jury!
Seriously you have evidence – hard evidence that over 100,000 Bangladeshi workers paid RM20k each to syndicate involving ‘Datuk Seri’ fat cat to work in Malaysia?
I challenge you – go public with the evidence!
Name him if you have the courage!
I am flabbergasted to read a media piece certainly done in very poor taste without collaborative evidence that over 100,000 Bangladeshi workers paid RM20k each to syndicate involving ‘Datuk Seri’ fat cat to work in Malaysia?
Is that for starters a journalistic language from a mainstream media in Malaysia?
Interestingly the term ‘syndicate’ was used quite liberally without any caution to the laws of defamation?
Malaysians are told that a human trafficking syndicate, spearheaded by a Bangladeshi businessman with alleged political connections with the Home Ministry, raked in at least RM2bil in just two years from Bangladeshi workers looking to land jobs in Malaysia.
Now where is the evidence?
Please do show us the money trail?
Please do also name the said businessman so that he can initiate legal proceedings under Malaysia’s libel laws if the allegations made, printed is false!
And adding to that – speculative and utter garbage printed on a paper that is already losing readership!
Which includes the frivolous claim that “investigation” revealed that the workers paid RM20,000 each to their local agents who then paid half of the sum to the syndicate to facilitate work permit approvals and flight tickets to Malaysia.
Any legally trained person even a first year law student will be right in saying that statement in itself is suspect and speculative bordering on bias and defamation!
So who did the investigations?
Please go on record!
Where is the evidence of the money trail?
Where is the names trail of the agents and their company’s name?
It is learned that since late 2016, more than 100,000 Bangladeshi workers have been brought into the country under the system, while more than 100,000 are waiting for their turn.
What system are you alluding to?
The manner the article is worded it gives the notion that the system used is illegal and so is it?
Or is it a system well documented, approved at the highest levels of the Malaysian government?
If indeed as I put to you that it was a multi-million ringgit technology driven system – a state of the art – being also now introduced in several other countries – that was initiated after a great deal of discussions, presentations and reviews with various stakeholders in the last government, the civil servants of the Home and Human Resources Ministry!
There was also a public presentation of the state of the art technology prior to it being rolled out for stakeholders, members of the civil society and the media!
The said program’s sole agenda was to address issues and problems of illegalities, falsification of documents, of medical irregularities, bogus approvals, illegalities, needed tracking of vital documentation and the addressing to deny real syndicated involvement of both bogus agents and Bangladeshi cartels in the narrative!
If you are really honest please go public and name that “businessman” rather than use innuendos and references like “mastermind behind the organised and “legalised” multibillion-ringgit human trafficking scam.”
Only an absolute idiot will say the above when a common check with the Ministry of Home Affairs will show that the entire program was an approved program!
It is easy to make allegations and play up when one hardly knows the issue and it’s under currents!
The real motive of the article was exposed when even the personal details of the individual was whacked!
What is if the said person is married to a Malaysian?
There are thousands of such cases in Malaysia!
Why pick it to give an evil impression on one’s personal life?
Is this journalism or garbage journalism?
Can those of us who are really qualified on this issue and aware of the episode now also allege that this report seems a plot by over 1500 agents, some politicians and others connect to the dueling two premiers of that country and others who in the past have abused the Bangladeshi approvals and now using the recent change of government in Malaysia and anger issues herein to log in and play an issue that is certainly not what it is portrayed as!
Do not take my word for it go check with the officials and civil servants at the Home Ministry before writing such stuff!
One using the same analogy can also then claim certain groups sidelined are now using certain Malaysian conduits and media post GE14 anger – to play this up as a ‘pay back’ rather than for their professionalism and ethical standards in the Bangladesh manpower industry!
Perhaps let us just freeze and stop this G2G agreement then – period!