A BANGLADESHI worker saved up over RM2mil during his 30 years of working in Malaysia, reported Sin Chew Daily.
He used the money to build a block of apartments, which he rented out back in his hometown. His story was shared on social media by a netizen.
According to the worker, whose occupation was not revealed, he made about RM15,000 a month.
He said he sent the money home gradually. After having saved up enough money, the report stated that his family bought a piece of land for RM600,000 for the construction of the block.
The netizen concerned said a hardworking Bangladeshi worker in the construction sector could earn between RM5,000 and RM6,000 a month.
Other netizens stated that most of these workers in Malaysia worked long hours with no days off.
One of them, who used to do business in Bangladesh, said that most of the people there owned homes.
“Their lives may be tough in Malaysia, but back home, they are rich,” he wrote.
> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that the family of Malaysian singer-actor Eison Chai, who reportedly fell to his death, have arrived in Taiwan from Kuching.
The family is currently undergoing a three-day quarantine, beginning Thursday.
Chai was reported to have fallen to his death from his apartment in Taipei early Wednesday. It was reported that he had been in an emotional mood the day before.
As his Taiwanese actress wife, Hitomi Wu, needed to go outstation for a shoot, she invited two friends to accompany her husband on Wednesday.
Less than a minute after the friends arrived, Chai suddenly rushed into his room, and was found to have fallen from the seventh-floor residence to the ground.
Chai, 40, had just celebrated his second wedding anniversary on July 28.
He was said to have lost some RM700,000 when his restaurant business was seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
His four restaurant outlets, selling Sarawak Laksa, among others, closed down one after another, with the last one ceasing operation in April.
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● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.