Malaysian labour market to open in August: Imran

Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed on Saturday said the labour market in Malaysia was going to open as the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers would start from August.

“The decision of returning illegal workers to the country from Malaysia has been finalised… Moreover, the recruitment of new workers will begin in the next month of August as the first step in this regard is done,” he told newsmen, reports BSS.

He was talking to the reporters after paying tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his mausoleum in Tungipara of the district.

“We have discussed about the labour market with Malaysia. Trained female workers will be sent from now on so that they could work there without facing any difficulty,” he added.

The minister offered a special prayer seeking the eternal peace of the departed soul of Bangabandhu and his family members. Later, he signed the visitors’ book at the Bangabandhu Bhaban on the mausoleum premises.

Wage Earners’ Welfare Board director general Gazi Mohammad Julhas, Bangladesh Overseas Employment Service Limited’ managing director Maran Kumar Chakraborty, Joint Secretaries Zahid Hossain and Mozaffar Hossain, lawmaker Benazir Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shahida Sultana, Additional Deputy Commissioner Abdullah Al Baki, President of Gopalganj District Awami League Chowdhury Emdadul Haque and General Secretary Mahbub Ali Khan were present, among others, on the occasion.