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.

Mohamed Johorloh, a foreign worker with the Mah Sing Group from Bangladesh spoke about how his financial situation kept him away from his family, even when some of them passed away.

Image via Facebook/Mah Sing Group

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:

Mah Sing - Our Unsung Heroes

There are more than 2 million migrant workers 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. They are, Our Unsung Heroes. This Raya season, we shared some Ramadhan joy by breaking fast with 600 Muslim construction workers of Southville City. Join us as we whole-heartedly thank Our Unsung Heroes. Selamat Hari Raya from all of us at Mah Sing. #MahSing #UnsungHeroes #SelamatHariRaya #EidMubarak

Posted by Mah Sing Group on Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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