Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul was part of an organised gang and he allegedly acted like a mafia boss who extorted money from the poor and low-income Bangladeshi migrant workers in Kuwait, reported the media there.
China’s role in Rohingya repatriation is turning out to be a decisive factor in resolving the crisis as the country embarked on the role of a mediator between Bangladesh and Myanmar and is likely to continue it until a solution is found, analysts have said.
Expatriate workers, including Bangladeshis, in Malaysia are facing concerns over their jobs and income after the country declared a nationwide state of emergency until August 1 to combat the rising Covid-19 cases with the daily case number recently crossing the 3,000-mark.
Bangladesh will have to meet the European Union’s new criteria on human rights to retain its duty-free market access to the bloc as the EU looks to increase accountability and fight impunity, said a top diplomat.
As Italy has enlisted Bangladesh as one of the 30 countries eligible to send seasonal and non-seasonal workers after an eight-year long suspension, Italian authorities have urged aspirants to use legal pathways.
The Bangladesh-India prime minister-level summit on Thursday was a remarkable step forward in advancing not only bilateral relations but also regional connectivity and economic integration, analysts have said.
India promised to promptly and effectively deliver to Bangladesh the Covid-19 vaccines it is producing and developing as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held a virtual summit yesterday.