Malaysian Home Minister’s visit in Feb: Bangladesh wants manpower recruitment at a reduced cost

Bangladesh wants to ease manpower recruitment process in Malaysia with a reduced cost through discussion as Malaysian Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka in February.


“The Malaysian home minister is coming with a big team. It will help make things (related to manpower recruitment) more rationalized. We want to send our workers at a reduced cost,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.


He said Bangladesh wants the manpower “cartel” to be dismantled, the recruitment cost reduced, and the rules of recruitment eased.


Earlier, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia Md Golam Sarwar met with the Malaysian home affairs minister and discussed various issues of mutual interest.


The high commissioner welcomed the Malaysian minister’s crucial visit to Bangladesh and discussed various aspects of the visit, according to the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.


As it is his first foreign visit after taking charge as home minister, it is significant for both countries.


They also discussed recruiting more manpower from Bangladesh in a short time at a low cost.


High Commissioner Golam Sarwar requested the home minister of Malaysia to legalise the undocumented Bangladeshis in the southeast Asian country on easy terms under the recalibration programme.


The Malaysian home minister assured the high commissioner that they would look into the matter, according to the High Commission.


Source: United News of Bangladesh