Bangladesh-Malaysia official talks on Sept 25 in search of new system of worker recruitments

Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Published: 00:35, Sep 18,2018 | Updated: 00:37, Sep 18,2018

 
 

A file photo shows the view of Petronas Towers, also known as Petronas Twin Towers, in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

Officials of Bangladesh and Malaysia would meet in Kuala Lumpur on September 25 to work out a new method of recruitment of workers.
Acting secretary of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry Ahmed Munirus Saleheen would lead the Bangladesh team at the talks.
The Bangladesh team would include officials from the Prime Minister’s Office and the ministries of home as well as law and parliamentary affairs.
EWOE ministry officials told New Age that the two sides were expected to work out a new recruitment system to eliminate all sorts of malpractices.
Quoting Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, KL daily, The Star reported that Malaysian government wanted establish a single and non-discriminatory system of hiring expatriate workers.
From September 1, Malaysian government stopped hiring workers from Bangladesh under the so called government to government plus better known as G2G Plus.
Since 2015, about two lakh Bangladeshi workers went to Malaysia under the G2G Plus system that gave monopoly rights to 10 Bangladeshi agencies to hire workers.
over seven lakh Bangladeshi workers are currently working in Malaysia, according to EWOE officials. 

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