Bangladesh to send 1.5 million workers to Malaysia

KUCHING: Bangladesh today inked a deal with Malaysia to send 1.5 million workers here three years under government-to-government (G2G) under the new G2G Plus system, according to the Daily Star based in Daka.

Under the deal, Bangladeshi labours will be recruited in every sector including constructions, manufactures and services.

According to the report, under the deal, Bangladeshi labours will be recruited in every sector including constructions, manufactures and services.

Bangladesh Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam and Malaysian Human Resources Minister Richard Datuk Seri Riot Anak Jaem signed the MoU at Dhaka’s Expatriates’ Welfare office at 10:00am in Dhaka, this morning.

The recruitment will be fair and transparent, said the Malaysian HRD minister responding to the reporters’ queries after the occasion.

The minimum wage for the workers will be around MYR 800-900, he said hoping that the deal will be implemented soon.

Bangladesh and Malaysia signed this new deal following the failure of the government-to-government (G2G) labour recruitment system. Only 10,000 Bangladeshi workers have so far been sent to Malaysia under the G2G since it was launched in 2012.

Meanwhile, about 50 Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) members gathered at the main entrance of the Human Resources Ministry and Home Ministry, at 10.30 this morning to protest plans to bring in up to 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers in the next three years.

The members tried to enter the premises of both ministry complexes to hand over a memorandum but were barred by security personnel. – SARAWAKVOICE.COM