At least 3,766 Bangladeshi migrant workers had been deported from the Kingdom of Bahrain since August last year, according to Bangladesh Embassy in Manama.
The embassy officials said that no new work visas had been issued to Bangladeshi nationals in Bahrain since August.
The Bahrain government took the decision following a murder of the Arab Imam by a Bangladeshi Moazzin on August 4, they said.
According to Bahrain newspaper Daily Tribune, the Bangladeshi man had been sentenced to death for murdering the Imam inside the mosque.
When asked, Bangladeshi Embassy labour counselor Shaikh Tahidul Islam told Migration News that following the incident 3,766 Bangladeshi workers were deported from Bahrain from August 2018 to June 2019.
All types of visa had been suspended for Bangladeshi nationals as some of the country’s men were involved in criminal activities in the destination, he said.
He, however, said that many undocumented Bangladeshi workers in Bahrain were changing their status under Flexi Permit, a renewable two year permit which allows the eligible person to work and live in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
‘Newly documented workers can work as freelance in Bahrain,’ the diplomat said.
According to Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training, over four lakh workers migrated to Bahrain since 1976.