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From Gulf Daily News:
Briton struggling to survive
By FRANCES LEATE, Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
While thousands of expatriates return home to celebrate the festive season with loved ones, the 50-year-old claims to be one of scores of people left destitute and stranded in Bahrain after his company stopped paying him.
The former marketing manager, who has held various positions around the world, is now destitute and unable to leave Bahrain due to a travel ban.
“When I came to Bahrain, my whole life changed forever and I wish I had never agreed to the contract,” said the Briton, who asked to remain anonymous as he was “too ashamed” to be named.
“Now I sleep out on the streets quite often and I sometimes don’t have anything to eat, but my ‘employer’ is a multi-millionaire.”
He claims he is owed BD40,000 by his former employer Masy International, which allegedly stopped paying him in 2011.
“I had to put everything on my credit cards so I could just cover my rent and every month they told us next month they would pay us,” he said.
“But it just went on and on and in the end I couldn’t put petrol in my car to get to work.”
“I could never have imagined my life would come to this, the other day I stole a wallet from a car so I could pay for somewhere to stay,” he said.
“I stole mushrooms from a supermarket just so I could eat.
“I would hate anyone who used to know me to see me now. I just wish I had never taken the job and come to work in Bahrain.”
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