Every year, thousands of Bangladeshi youths arrive in Malaysia to study in its colleges and universities. But behind many of these colleges are human traffickers who exploit these students.
The R.AGE team uncovers a network and industry dedicated to trafficking students and exploiting them for cheap labour.
R.AGE goes undercover to experience the desperate living conditions of migrant workers in Malaysia.
In the final episode of Student/Trafficked, R.AGE journalists follow the trail of student traffickers all the way to Dhaka, Bangladesh. There, their investigations uncover a love story.
Pari and her husband paid RM30,000 (638,000 takas) to study in Malaysia, but ended up at a college which was just a front for trafficking students in to work.
Samin relates a student trafficking horror story, having being falsely lured to work in Malaysia with the promise of a degree.
Farid’s family had paid three years’ wages for a degree course in Malaysia, but he ended up without a degree and working illegally. Here’s what happened.
Taufik’s family in Bangladesh thinks he’s doing his post-graduate studies in Malaysia. The truth is, he had been cheated by an international trafficking syndicate, and is now working illegally.
Jamal dreamt of working and studying in Malaysia. He ended up cheated and living in a construction ghetto instead.
We go undercover to investigate a LANGUAGE CENTRE suspected of trafficking foreign students. The “uncle” operating the centre makes a startling admission.
R.AGE encountered this college agent during their undercover investigation, who explained how student trafficking is “easy and quick” money.
R.AGE undercover journalists meet student trafficking agents who operate out in the open in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, there’s an entire market selling pirated books. That’s how desperate Bangladeshi youths are for education.
Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi responds to R.AGE’s latest investigative documentary series Student/Trafficked.
The Bangladeshi community in Kuala Lumpur reacts to Student/Trafficked.
One of the colleges we investigated as part of our Student/Trafficked series reached out to us. Here’s what the college’s CEO had to say.