Director-General of Immigration, Datuk Indera Khairul Dzaimee Daud at a news conference on the success of the Immigration Department in toppling a syndicate falsifying documents led by Myanmar citizens. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 5 AUGUST 2020. Md Rayhan Kabir Bangladeshi Bangladesh Locked up in Malaysia's Lockdown Al Jazeera
Director-General of Immigration, Datuk Indera Khairul Dzaimee Daud at a news conference on the success of the Immigration Department in toppling a syndicate falsifying documents led by Myanmar citizens. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 5 AUGUST 2020.

By Mohd Zaini Samsu Hadi

PUTRAJAYA – The Bangladeshi man, Md Rayhan Kabir who appeared in the Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown documentary by Al Jazeera will be deported back to his home country by the end of this month.

The Director-General of Immigration, Datuk Indera Khairul Dzaimee Daud said, the earliest flight to Bangladesh would be on 31 August and Rayhan could be boarding that plane.

He said, the police had completed their investigation on Rayhan and had sent the report to the Attorney-General’s Chamber for further action.

“His visitor pass has also been terminated. We will send him back to Bangladesh after the investigation is complete,” he said in a news conference today.

He also said that the 25-year-old man will be blacklisted from entering the country permanently.

Rayhan was arrested by a team of officers from the Intelligence Operation Unit of Immigration in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur on 24 July after criticising the Malaysian government and alleged that the government had discriminated the foreigners during the Covid-19 pandemic. His statement was aired in a documentary produced by Al Jazeera.

Rayhan was wanted by the authorities after he claimed that the foreigners were being mistreated by the government during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

The 25 minute 50 seconds documentary was strongly criticised by Malaysians as it slammed the government over its treatment to the illegal immigrants while the country was battling to curb the spread of Covid-19. -MalaysiaGazette

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