Make salary payments through banks a rule: NGO

Bangladeshi construction worker Ali Barkat had signed a contract stating that he would be paid $1,600 each month in basic salary, but his employer has never paid him that amount. ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO
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SINGAPORE - Two weeks after Bangladeshi construction worker Ali Barkat came to Singapore to work in April last year, his wife gave birth to a baby girl.

The 32-year-old is determined to make up for missing the birth of his first child by earning enough money here to provide for his family.

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