Keep labour market open for all authorised agencies’


SommilitoSomonnoy Front under Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) yesterday organised a human Chain in front of National Press Club in the city, demanding the abolishment of any syndicate involved in the labour migration process especially in Malaysian market.

Top leaders of the said organisationin the program strongly urged the government to keep open the labourmarket as usualfor every authorised recruiting agency by abolishing the syndicate.

SommilitoSomonnoy Front President Dr Mohammad Faruque presided over the human chain. Addressing the program, the president claimed that only 10 syndicate members of recruiting agencies are looting public money through depriving the governmentand exploiting the poor overseas job-seekers.

At present, the overseas job-seekers are paying aboveTk 4 lac to reach Malaysia instead of the government fixed Tk 37,000 mainly.Vested interest of the syndicate members, he said adding that the government is losing huge chunk of revenue by letting away the chance of sending more population overseas since the syndicate practices monopoly and also lacks professional efficiency. 

Actually, currently, the inward remittance inflow is playing a pivotal role for maintaining steady growth of the country, but the total labor migration process is severely hampered for the unethical practices of the syndicate members, mentioned the SommilitoSomonnoy Front President.

”If we want to receive more remittance, definitely we have to stop such malpractices of the syndicate members for attaining a sustainable economy”, he added.

The syndicate members are conducting the anti-state activities under the patronisationof the high-ups, he claimed. He, however, urged the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to immediately intervene so that all the victims and the deprived recruiting agencies could survive.  Among the other attendees,MostofaMahmud, the owner of Micro Export House, Managing Director of Liza Overseas Seraj Mia,Dr. J H Gazi, Redowan Khan Borhan, GolamMostofaBabul were present.