Dhaka, Bangladesh
New recruitment policy with Malaysia soon

New recruitment policy with Malaysia soon

Says Imran

News Report: State Minister for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed is optimistic that manpower export to Malaysia will reopen in August next, as Kuala Lumpur is working on a "comprehensive unders-tanding" to recruit workers afresh. Bangladesh hopes to finalise an agreement with Malaysia over a new policy for recruiting Bangladeshi workers in August, Imran Ahmed said. The Malaysian government suspended its previous recruitment system and announced a plan to stop hiring Bangladeshi workers under a new scheme last year. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is leading the process to determine how they'll recruit manpower in the future The manpower export to Malaysia from Bangladesh remains suspended since December of last year. Quoting the state minister, Malaysian national news agency Bernama reports that Dhaka and Putrajaya are working closely to resolve the issue soon. "I met with Malaysia's Human Resources Ministry and the Home Ministry. The old system is not working; so for the new system, we are getting everybody involved and working on it. I think in August, some solution might come out," said Imran, who is in Kuala Lumpur on a three-day working visit. Malaysia offers a big market for Bangladesh to export manpower. More than 500,000 Bangladeshi nationals work in Malaysia in different sectors, according to government data. But experts believe the actual number is higher. In 2016, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding in which Malaysia agreed to recruit workers from Bangladesh for five different sectors under the 'government-to-government plus' system.

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