“The root of the problem faced by Bangladesh workers is a hands-off attitude by both governments. More on the side of the Bangladesh government,” TWC2’s Alex Au was quoted as saying in an article in Bangladesh’s Financial Express newspaper, 9 September 2017.

Another volunteer with TWC2, Nicholas Harrigan, added that the Singapore government should consider “delinking work permit holders’ visas and employment contracts” to take away the employer’s involvement in workers’ visas and the repatriation process and to strictly regulate offshore migration agents.

The article, by independent journalist Sylvia Yu, surveyed the overall picture of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore, with a focus on the chief problem they face: extremely high recruitment fees. It discusses the way in which the conditions can be classed as forced labour.

The link to the article is here: http://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/views/the-plight-of-singapore-migrants-from-bangladesh-1504965792

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