Emirati expatriate smart card fraud, case in the name of two

All workers in the country need to register with the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) and get a smart card to go abroad legally. However, cases of fraud often occur with this smart card. After the closure of the labor market in Malaysia due to various irregularities, this time there has been news of irregularly making smart cards for the workers of the United Arab Emirates. BMET’s system analyst for such crimes. Saidul Islam and computer operator. Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case against Saiful Islam.

On Tuesday (June 11), ACC Assistant Director Ranjit Kumar Karmakar filed the case at the agency’s integrated district office, Dhaka-1, as the plaintiff. A senior ACC source confirmed this to Jago News.

The accused have been charged under Section 5(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947 and Section 109 of the Penal Code. Accused also benefited financially by illegally issuing additional 3978 Smart BMETs.

It has been stated in the statement of the case that the accused have committed the crime of issuing additional smart cards with the connivance of each other by entering additional data of employment authorization for the dishonest purpose of benefiting others and benefiting themselves without performing the assigned duties properly.

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According to the investigation of the ACC, the number of employment permits approved by the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Foreign Employment during the period from January 1, 2020 to May 12, 2022 in the name of 8 recruiting agencies is 2960. But 6938 smart cards have been issued from BMET’s immigration management system software. That is an additional 3978
Smartcard has been issued illegally.

When asked, the ACC official, who did not want to reveal his name, said that the immigration management software was edited, deleted and false information was presented in the document, and the exit permit was issued illegally with the approval of the authorities. System Analyst of BMET. Saidul Islam served as the system administrator of the software of the organization.

He also said that according to the rules, he had the only access to the database of the software. Without properly fulfilling his assigned responsibility, he issued additional smart cards and benefited others by manipulating data for the dishonest purpose of benefiting others and benefiting himself.