Saturday, August 24, 2019 | ePaper
Create enough job facilities for unemployed youths
This sort of news is nothing new. The human traffickers are still running their business despite several initiatives taken by the Bangladesh authorities. To get a low-paid job, these Bangladeshi youths take life risk on the way to Malaysia, Indonesia and other countries through rough sea. Several hundred voyagers have already been drowned in the sea, but the journey is not yet stopped. According to news media, hundreds of Bangladeshis are languishing in the prisons of Malaysia and Indonesia for going there without valid documents. Malaysian government recently has taken tough stance against these illegal migrants and conducted series of raids to catch them. Indonesia was never a friendly land for the human traffickers as well as illegal migrants. We feel sorry hearing that the victims have been fooled by the traffickers in the name of sending them to Malaysia, which is also hostile to the undocumented migrants.
The authorities concerned must take immediate steps to stop the human trafficking.Â Our youths would not show any interest for an uncertain life in the foreign lands, if we can arrange sufficient jobs and other facilities for them.