The collapse of the worlds financial markets in 2008 had a huge impact on South East Asia in the areas of development and construction across Malaysia and Singapore. As the construction work stopped so too did the livelihood of thousands of migrant Bangladeshi labourers and construction workers. Most had left their families behind, borrowed money to make the trip to find work in then booming construction business. As casualties of a contracting global employment markets these labourers became stranded. There are thousands living precariously in loose communities with no support or safety net, in debt, unable to return home or support the families they had left behind.
Photo documentary story / Photojournal by Malaysian photojournalist Supian Ahmad. (Hits: 89223)
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