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MalaysiaKini Needs Your Help To Inform Migrants Of The Covid-19

MalaysiaKini Needs Your Help To Inform Migrants Of The Covid-19

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The good folks over at MalaysiaKini have been doing something proactive in light of the pandemic and immigration situation in the country.

Recently they’ve launched the Covid-19 tracker and it’s available in Bengali, Nepali and Burmese for foreign nationals to keep track with the latest updates on the pandemic.

Aidila Razak, a reporter from MalaysiaKini said that the publication had the idea to include those languages into the tracker initially but had to delay it because of time and monetary restrictions.

After receiving some funding, now the news publication’s Covid-19 page can display information in these three languages.

She said they’ve received the funding from Deutsche Welle Akademie – a German based organisation which supports the development of independent, transparent media systems, quality journalism and media expertise.

This is the English version of the tracker
Picture Credit: MalaysiaKini

According to the numbers by Statista, as of 2019, there are around 3.4 million workers in Malaysia.

In terms of the breakdown, the statistics show that as of 2017, Indonesian workers make up around 700,000 people – which is also the largest contributor.

This is followed by the Nepali at 388,000 and Bangladeshis at 271,000 while the Burmese make up around 114,000 of the total number of foreign workers.

Picture Credit: Statista

Along with the series of tweets, Aidila mentioned that it was for the purpose of helping these migrants to have a better understanding of the Covid-19 situation in the country becuase it’s vital that they know what’s going on.

We’re here trying to help out our fellow media friends and you can do so too by spreading the information.

You can view the Covid-19 tracker here.

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