Bangladesh, Malaysia JWG meeting on manpower postponed

Staff Correspondent | Published: 02:05, Feb 26,2020


The Joint Working Group meeting on manpower recruitment between Bangladesh and Malaysian scheduled for February 26 in Dhaka had been postponed.

Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment ministry additional secretary Ahmed Munirus Saleheen told New Age Tuesday that the meeting was postponed due to internal political changes in Malaysia.

Due to postponement of the scheduled meeting, the reopening of the Malaysian labour market would be delayed further, said officials and experts.

Since September 2018, Malaysia remained closed to Bangladeshi workers.

On Sunday, Malaysian human resources minister M Kula Segaran had a bilateral meeting with EWOE minister Imran Ahmad at the Probashi Kalyan Bhaban and assured of resuming recruitments of workers from Bangladesh soon.

The recruitment system and dates were supposed to be finalised at this Joint Working Group meeting.

Reopening Malaysian labour market to Bangladeshi workers was the main agenda of the bilateral meeting, said officials in Dhaka.

Over 10.50 lakh workers have so far migrated to Malaysia.

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