Malaysian Immigration Department has revoked the work permit of Bangladeshi Rayhan Kabir, 25.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said, "The Immigration Department has informed the police that Rayhan is now an undocumented migrant that will be deported home," reports The Rakyat Post.
Rayhan was among those quoted by Al Jazeera in its recent 101 East documentary "Locked up in Malaysia's Lockdown" that focused on the plight of thousands of undocumented migrants detained during raids carried out in areas under tight coronavirus lockdowns.
In the documentary, Rayhan spoke up against the authorities for their alleged mistreatment of immigrants.
After the documentary was released, it received backlash from some quarters of the public and the government, the latter of which launched an investigation on the news outlet.
The video is one of top trending videos on YouTube with close to 2 million views and 333,000 dislikes.
Many within the government, including Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob slammed the video and demanded an apology from the news organisation for allegedly false reports.
The Immigration Department also released Rayhan's personal details to the public to locate the man while its Director-General, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud warned that other foreigners who criticise the country could have their passes revoked.