The Star Online | 23 June 2018
SEPANG: Bangladeshi workers who arrived here recently said their families made great sacrifices to raise the RM20,000 each to find jobs in Malaysia.
The workers told The Star that their families sold cattle and farmland, and even borrowed money at high interest rates to secure employment here.
Even after securing the money, they had to wait for three to nine months before their turn arrived.
“I am happy to be in Malaysia but my priority is to work hard in order to repay the money raised by my family to enable me to get this job.
“Life is very tough back home and my family gave their savings to raise part of the money and borrowed from a moneylender,” said 32-year-old Mohd Rashadil.
He said even after raising the money, he had to wait nine months for his turn to fly to Malaysia.