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25 agencies to send workers to Malaysia

Published : 11 Jan 2022 10:17 PM | Updated : 12 Jan 2022 02:33 PM

Over allegations of sending workers through syndicates after a long closure, finally the Malaysian labor market is opening where manpower export will start shortly. However, only a few organizations are getting this opportunity.

Bangladesh's specific 25 recruiting agencies and 250 sub-agents will be able to export manpower to Malaysia. Apart from them, no other organization is currently getting the opportunity to send workers to that country.

According to the Malaysian media ‘Malaysiakini’, such information was revealed on Monday.

According to the media, the names of 25 Bangladeshi recruiting agents (BRA) and 250 sub-agents are going to be added in the registration list for hiring new staff in Malaysia. The draft agreement between the two governments contains such information.

Malaysiakini claims to have a list of names of those agencies and sub-agents and a draft agreement. The draft outlines the proposed process and procedures for recruiting and repatriating new workers from Bangladesh to the country, with detailed explanations of the process of arrival in Malaysia, starting from the application of employees at different stages.

Malaysia announced on December 10 to open their labor market for Bangladeshis. Malaysia's Human Resources Minister Saravanan Murugan made the announcement in a statement on the same day.

Minister Saravanan also informed that the process of recruitment of workers from Bangladesh will start immediately after the signing of the agreement between the two countries. Workers will be recruited from Bangladesh in the categories of tree planting, agriculture, industrial production, service sector, mineral extraction, construction, housework etc.

Saravan added that the Malaysian cabinet had agreed to employ foreign workers in all sectors of the country. However, for the first time, it has been decided to hire foreign workers in the tree planting sector. 

A memorandum of understanding was signed on December 19. Minister for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed and Malaysian Minister for Human Resources Datuk Seri M Sarvanan signed the agreement in Kuala Lumpur on behalf of their respective countries.

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