Muslim Migrant Workers Share Their Experiences Of Working Away From Home In Raya Video
The video by Mah Sing Group has gone viral, with more than 1.6 million views to date.
Staying true to the essence of Ramadan, property developer Mah Sing Group released a heartwarming Raya video on migrant workers, calling them "our unsung heroes"
The 3-minute video beautifully depicts the trials and tribulations migrant workers go through to make ends meet - from parting with their loved ones to working in harsh conditions, especially in the holy month of Ramadan when most long to be with their families.
"There are more than two million migrant workers in in Malaysia. Many of whom are Muslims and they work throughout Ramadhan.
"They are far away from their homes, so that they can help build ours. We want to share their stories here, that are often untold."
Mah Sing interviewed their employees, asking them about their experiences with working away from home and going through the Ramadan month without their loved ones
The realities of the lives of foreign workers are harsh. Millions of them are forced to leave their young children and work really hard just so that they could put food on the table.
Misnari, an Indonesian foreign worker, has spent so many years away from his family to the point that he couldn't even recognise his own daughter when he went back for a visit
Arshad, from Bangladesh tears up, as he talks about enduring the pain of separation from his loved ones
As a sign of appreciation for these people that work tirelessly, Mah Sing held a buka puasa event recently
In just a little over a week, the touching video has hit 1.7 million views, with more than 21,000 likes and 11,000 shares.
Watch the full video here: