Bangladeshi High Commission sets up 24 hour helpline for migrant workers

The Bangladeshi High Commission in Malé has opened a 24-hour help line for Bangladeshi migrant workers in the Maldives.

The helpline (number: +960 332 0859) was established after migrant workers in Malé called for a protest on Friday following a spate of violence against migrant workers. Two Bangladeshi nationals were killed and at least four were stabbed in Malé.

Shaheen Mia, 25, was stabbed to death in a café in Maafannu ward on March 22, while another, identified as Bilal, was found dead, possibly strangled to death on Alif Alif Thoddoo Island the next day.

The protest was called off after the Department of Immigration threatened to cancel visas.