A total of 32 workers together with two infants, who were detained at 11 camps in Malaysia, returned home Friday by a chartered flight sponsored by the KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation (BFM).
They were welcomed at the Yangon International Airport by responsible personnel of the BFM and Managing Director U Moe Hsan Aung, Managing Director of the Kanbawza Group of Companies. BFM provided them upon their arrival with K100,000 each and clothes.
According to sources, 2,294 Myanmar citizens were detained for various reasons in 11 camps in Malaysia. The foundation sponsored the return of more than 3,000 Myanmar workers detained in Malaysia, more than 500 Myanmar fishermen detained the Port Blair of India and more than 510 Myanmar workers trafficked and enslaved at Benjina Island, Indonesia.
The philanthropic foundation has brought back over 4,200 workers since 2013 from Indonesia, Malaysia and India by chartered flights. This marks the 12th time the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has worked in cooperation with relevant government departments and organisations to have migrants sent back home to Myanmar. Since August this year to date, the state authorities have brought 1,642 Myanmar migrant workers detained in Malaysia, including six babies, back to their homeland.
Myanmar News Agency/Thura Lwin (Eco)