Malaysia and Bangladesh discussed the issue of working out a new worker recruitment plan in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
Officials told New Age that Malaysia proposed to host a joint working group meeting in Kuala Lumpur on May 30-31 to work out the new recruitment plan.
Malaysian human resource minister M Kulasegaran and expatriates welfare and overseas employment state minister Imran Ahmad led their respective side at the talks.
The Malaysian minister praised Bangladeshi workers for their dedication to work.
Imran Ahmad also met and discussed matters of bilateral interest with Malaysian home minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
The team led by Imran included high commissioner in KL Md Shahidul Islam and EWOE ministry additional secretary Ahmed Munirus Saleheen.
According to Malaysian media, a large number of undocumented Bangladeshi workers were arrested by Malaysian immigration authorities during crackdowns on undocumented foreign workers in July last year.
Currently, 10 lakh Bangladeshis are working in Malaysia, according to the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training.
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