Vietnamese workers in Malaysia are in limbo as Covid-19 returns, earning little and without hope that a repatriation flight will take them home soon. -
Ha Anh Minh, a construction worker in Kuala Lumpur, often starts his day by calling his family back home in Vietnam, updating them on the pandemic situation in Malaysia and his life amid a two-week national lockdown.
"The last time I visited home was in 2018 for my son’s wedding. Now my grandson is two years old and I have never seen him in person," he says with tears in his eyes. But he says he never cries in front of his children because he wants them to know their father is fine.
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