Immigration Dept Cancels Work Permit Of The Bangladeshi Man In Al Jazeera's Documentary
The Immigration Department has revoked the work permit of a Bangladeshi man who was interviewed by Al Jazeera for its documentary report titled 'Locked Up in Malaysia's Lockdown'
The revocation of his work permit comes after the Immigration Department released his personal details with the Immigration director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud warning that foreigners who "make inaccurate statements aimed at damaging Malaysia's image" would have their work passes revoked.
According to a report in Harian Metro earlier today, 12 July, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Abdul Hamid Bador confirmed the matter, saying that he was informed by the Immigration Department.
In the documentary, in which Al Jazeera's 101 East documentary strand investigated the plight of undocumented migrants, the 25-year-old Bangladeshi man had spoken up on their alleged mistreatment
The man's status in Malaysia is now that of an undocumented migrant as he no longer has a permit.
"Therefore, he must surrender before being deported back to his home country," IGP Abdul Hamid said.
The Immigration Department, while releasing his personal details on the Internet, had called for the public to help them find him to assist in the investigation under the Immigration Act 1959/63.