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Bangladesh sympathetic to detained workers in Kuwait

  • Published at 10:28 pm January 19th, 2019
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The embassy is putting its best effort into securing the release of innocent workers, although there is little to do for wrongdoers who were caught on CCTV camera

The Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait has expressed sympathy for Bangladeshi workers detained by Kuwaiti police on charges of vandalizing embassy property and assaulting three  of its staff members.

According to an official at the Bangladesh Embassy, the embassy is putting its best effort into securing the release of innocent workers, although there is little to do for wrongdoers who were caught on CCTV camera.

Action will be taken against any who were found to be guilty of committing offences as per the law, the official said, as quoted by UNB.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Kuwait, SM Abul Kalam, said embassy officials are in touch with the Kuwaiti officials concerned and are working to secure the release of the workers as soon as possible, but it may take a few more days, as Friday and Saturday are weekend days in Kuwait.


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On Friday, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen urged all Bangladesh missions abroad and expatriate Bangladeshis to take proper steps to avoid repetition of anything like what happened at the Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait on Thursday.

On Thursday, three people, including Counsellor (political), and Head of Chancery, Md Anisuzzaman, were injured when a group of Bangladeshi workers from Kuwaiti company Lesco attacked them.

Around 300-400 Bangladeshi employees of Lesco had taken position in front of the Bangladesh Embassy, expressing grievances over arrears for the last three months, and iqama (work permit) issues.

"Local police brought the situation under control and picked some of the workers up. The situation is now peaceful," the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday night.

Lesco has assured the workers that they will pay arrears by February 5, and also resolve issues related to the renewal of work permits.