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Bangladesh Mela in Atlantic City

The Bangladesh Association of South Jersey held one of its biggest festivals of the year at the SandCastle stadium in Atlantic City Tuesday night. The seventh annual Bangladesh Mela was filled with games, food, entertainment, vendors and dance. [caption id="attachment_19271" align="alignright" width="533"]Children of Bangladesh Association of South Jersey perform the Shohag Chand Badhoni Nache dance during Bangladesh festivals at the SandCastle Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015. Children of Bangladesh Association of South Jersey perform the Shohag Chand Badhon...

Bangladeshi family enjoys Gladstone life

MD ARIFUL Islam and his wife Summiyah Afrose Mumira came to Gladstone four months ago for work. While Md works as a chief engineer, his lovely wife is looking after their six-month-old Rumysa. “We have found a lot of Bangladeshi people here,” said Summiyah. BD Family“There are lots of small communities here, in Bangladesh there is so many many people.” Summiyah is studying a diploma of childcare, and hopes to work in the field when she is finished. The couple came to Australia in 2013, where Md studied in Tasmania before a brief stint in...

Plan for 1.5 m BD workers in Malaysia in negation

The plan to bring in some 1.5 million workers from Bangladesh to Malaysia in stages over three years contradicts objectives in the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) to reduce dependency on low-skilled foreign labour, the country’s umbrella body of trade unions said. [caption id="attachment_18899" align="alignright" width="533"]MTUC SG MTUC secretary-general N. Gopal Kishnam says Malaysia will not achieved developed nation nor high-income nation status if 1.5 million workers are brought in to the country to provide cheap labour at the expense of Malaysians who n...

BD Mission in touch with victims’ kin for last rites

The Bangladesh mission in Jeddah want permission from the family of the four Bangladeshi men killed in the recent mosque attack to complete their last rites in the kingdom or extradite the bodies to Bangladesh. 15 people were killed in the attack which took place this Thursday. 20150810_saudimosquebangladeshiBesides the four Bangladeshi men who were killed - Mohammed Bilal Hussain Mohammed, Afzaluddin Noor Nabi, Jidon Abdul Hameed and Mainul Mirza, four others were injured and are being treated at the Asir...

No ban on Bangladeshi workers, says Saudi minister

The Ministry of Labor has not imposed any ban on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers according to Taiseer Al-Mufarraj spokesman of the ministry. He told an online newspaper that Bangladesh has expressed its readiness to send housemaids to BD-workforce in KSAthe Kingdom. ‘The work to bring workers is continuing and many Bangladeshi women workers reached the Kingdom during Ramadan through various manpower agencies.’ It is expected that the number of Bangladeshi laborers coming to the Kingdom will increase as many manpower agencies...

Sydney family fears prejudice if deported to Bangladesh

A Sydney boy being deported because he has autism will have a seriously diminished quality of life in Bangladesh where his family will face discrimination, his father says. The immigration department has ordered four-year-old Australian-born Fayyed Hoque and his family to leave the country because his autism has been deemed too burdensome for taxpayers. [caption id="attachment_18026" align="alignright" width="718"]sydnee family Fayyad with his father Mohammad and mother Tonima. (Facebook)[/caption] Fayyad, along with his father Mohammad Hoque and...