Malaysia revokes visa of BD national for statement in Al Jazeera
The immigration department of Malaysia has revoked the work permit of Bangladeshi national Rayhan Kabir, who recently appeared in a documentary broadcast by Al Jazeera.
Inspector-general of Malaysia Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador confirmed the matter to the media.
"The immigration department has revoked the work permit of Rayhan Kabir. So, he should have to surrender before deportation to his country of origin," he told media.
Earlier, the Immigration Department has circulated a notice seeking public information on the Bangladeshi national to be investigated under the Immigration Act 1959/1963.
On July 3, Rayhan appeared in the Qatar-based media's 101 East programme over its 25-minute documentary, ‘Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown’
The documentary alleged that Malaysia had discriminated against illegal immigrants during its movement control order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Later, Malaysia police opened an investigation paper under several offences, including sedition.
Bangladeshi nationals in Malaysia expressed concern over issuance of the notice.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia Shahidul Islam told the DW that there is nothing to be worried.
"Visa of those expired to be renewed. And even, those who are in the detention camps to be provide with jobs in other companies. Those who got stuck in the country, also can enter Malaysia. We're maintaining constatnt contact with the Malaysia government," he said.
Regarding Rayhan Kabir's safety, he said, " The embassy will do everything maintaining diplomatic norms."