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45 migrant workers nabbed at factory set up by Bangladeshi

Free Malaysia Today, Malaysia, 25 September 2021 - A Bangladeshi who operated a garment factory here, and 45 illegal immigrants, have been arrested on suspicion of using illegal temporary employment visit passes allegedly obtained through the ‘ID Hack’ syndicate.

Immigration director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the immigrants, aged between 17 and 67, comprised Bangladeshis, Indonesians and Myanmar nationals.

Also arrested was a 37-year-old Malaysian female director of the company, which is said to make sales of between RM130,000 and RM150,000 a month.

“The factory operators are believed to have used the visit passes suspected to have been obtained through the ID-Hack syndicate, to set up the garment factory in Malaysia, which has produced garments for markets in the Klang Valley and Selangor since 2012,” he said in a statement today.

He said the raid was carried out following a series of operations by the immigration department and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission since April to track down those using temporary employment visit pass stickers issued by the syndicate.

He said initial investigations found that the factory operator set up a company with the cooperation of Malaysians and employed illegal immigrants to maximise profits.

“The factory operator rented several commercial premises, including a three-storey building as a hostel for its workers and a garment factory where the garments are cut and sewn, and also another premises as the factory’s exhibition and sales centre,” he added.



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