Process to send workers to Malaysia starts in Dec

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Bangladesh government will start the process to send workers to Malaysia from December’s first week, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam said today.

The minister came up with the announcement while talking to reporters at his ministry office.

The decision came after Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot held a bilateral meeting with Bangladeshi Minister Nurul Islam in the capital yesterday.

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Malaysian Minister Datuk Seri informed Bangladesh government that they will hire workers from Bangladesh in three sectors — construction, plantation and manufacturing.

The migration cost has been set at around Tk 40,000.

Earlier on February 19, the Malaysian government suspended the recruitment of foreign workers from all countries including Bangladesh.

But the ministry officials said the agreement was not suspended rather they were negotiating on key issues like recruitment process, migration costs and salaries.