Malaysia to sign MoU with Bangladesh to resume recruiting workers

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Published on December 11, 2021
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The Malaysian government has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding with Bangladesh in near future to resume the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers.

Malaysia's cabinet division took the decision at a meeting today, Bangladesh's Expatriates' Welfare Ministry said quoting a press statement of Malaysia's human resources ministry.

In an audio message, Expatriates' Welfare Minister Imran Ahmad lauded the move but said they were yet to be informed officially regarding the new development.

"It's a positive move. We will understand the rest after learning about the development in black and white," he added.

The Malaysian human resources ministry statement says recruitment of Bangladeshi workers will be implemented immediately after the MoU will be signed.

Earlier, the two countries signed a MoU in 2016 for recruiting migrant workers from Bangladesh.

Since then, Malaysia had been hiring Bangladeshi workers under a government-to-government (G2G) plus system involving government organisations and 10 Bangladeshi private recruitment agencies.

However, Malaysia suspended hiring Bangladeshi workers in September, 2018 on allegation of malpractices in the recruitment process and high recruitment costs.