KL to continue working with Dhaka on all fronts: HC

Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka has said Malaysia will continue to work closely with Bangladesh on various issues including economy, social and trade as well as matters related to the supply of manpower.

The government of Malaysia has decided that foreign nationals from 23 countries, including Bangladesh, who are holders of long term work passes are subject to a temporary entry ban into Malaysia until further notice.

The Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka has said the step was taken in the interest of public health and national security following the COVID-19 pandemic.

For workers with expired passes while abroad wanting to re-enter Malaysia, their employers may refer to the authorities in Malaysia when the borders reopen, said the Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka.

An exception is only allowed based on case-to-case basis and emergency cases, it said adding that Malaysia values the contribution made by legal (regular) Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia.

For these two categories, the High Commission said, the entry permission is solely at the discretion of the Director General of Immigration, Malaysia.

Source: United News of Bangladesh