Malaysia police 'detain' Bangladeshi featured in Al Jazeera documentary

The documentary created a huge buzz in the country and drew criticism from the authorities who claimed the report smeared the image of the country

Police in Malaysia allegedly detain Bangladesh citizen Rayhan Kabir for giving an interview to Al Jazeera for a documentary 'Locked up in Malaysia's Lockdown
Police in Malaysia allegedly detain Bangladesh citizen Rayhan Kabir for giving an interview to Al Jazeera for a documentary 'Locked up in Malaysia's Lockdown Screen Grab of the Al Jazeera documentary taken from YouTube

A Bangladeshi, who was featured in a documentary on griefs of undoccumented migrant workers in Malaysia aired by Al Jazeera, has reportedly been detained on Friday.

Law enforcement picked up Rayhan Kabir from a condo of the City Centre, Malaysian Imigration Department DG Khairul Dzaimee Daud was quoted as saying by tabloid Harian Metro, reports news agency UNB.

Qatar-based TV channel Al Jazeera on 3 July aired the documentary ‘Locked up in Malaysia’s Lockdown’ and interviewed a number of migrant workers including Rayhan Kabir.

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The interviewees brought allegations against the Malaysian authorities of ill-treatment to workers.

The Immigration Department of Malaysia through a public notice urged people to provide them with information about the 25-year-old Bangladeshi youth

The documentary created a huge buzz in the country and drew criticism from the authorities who claimed the report smeared the image of the country.

The authorities have been searching him for the last few days.

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The Immigration Department of Malaysia through a public notice urged people to provide them with information about the 25-year-old Bangladeshi youth.

A police investigation was launched to look into the report.