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Manpower export to Malaysia

Govt wants to skip syndicate

Published : 17 Dec 2021 09:58 PM | Updated : 18 Dec 2021 02:59 PM

Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed said that Bangladesh wants to send workers to Malaysia without any kind of syndicate.

“At the same time, the government wants to send workers to the country from a data bank under the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET),” he added. 

The minister made the statement while speaking at a press conference organized on the occasion of International Migrants Day-2021 in the meeting room of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment on Friday.

He said, “We know a lot has happened in the past about the Malaysian labor market. After taking responsibility, I have been trying to resolve the problems that existed in the past. Whether I succeed or not will depend on the signing of the agreement. However, I will stand by my previous promise. I am not in favor of any syndicate.” 

He said that the proposal that has been sent made no mention of the syndicate.

After three years, the possibility of opening the labor market in Malaysia has been created. The country will sign an agreement to open the labor market for Bangladesh. 

The Minister is leaving for Malaysia on the night of December 18 for this purpose.

The next day, Imran Ahmed and Malaysian Human Resources Minister M Saravanan are expected to sign the MoU.

When asked about the cost of migration, the minister said, “We want workers to be able to go there at a lower migration cost.”

Secretary Ahmed Munirush Salehin said, “We want to send workers through the data bank to Malaysia. We will start this process with Malaysia and in the future, I hope we will be able to send workers through a data bank to all countries, not just Malaysia.” 

Wage Earners’ Welfare Board Director General Md Hamidur Rahman, BMET Director-General Shahidul Alam and other senior officials of the ministry were present during this time.

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