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Bangladesh To Send New Foreign Workers To Malaysia

Unemployed Bangladeshis could begin finding work in Malaysia as soon as early next month, the Bangladesh Minister for Expatriate Welfare and overseas employment said Wednesday after talks in Dhaka with his counterpart from Malaysia. “Very soon, Malaysia will start recruiting Bangladesh foreign workers for its construction, plantation and manufacturing sectors,” Minister Islam’s office said in a statement released Wednesday.

Following discussions on Tuesday with Richard Riot Anak Jaem, the Malaysian Human Resources Minister, Nurul Islam told reporters that flights carrying Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia could begin in the first week of December.

“Very soon, Malaysia will start recruiting Bangladesh workers for its construction, plantation and manufacturing sectors,” Minister Islam’s office said in a statement released Wednesday.

“The Malaysian minister said they will start recruiting workers from Bangladesh very soon and the Malaysian government is keen to recruit workers from Bangladesh.”

Islam did not discuss the number of Bangladeshis who would be able to find work in Malaysia’s plantation, construction and manufacturing sectors, and Riot returned to Malaysia on Wednesday following his two-day visit without talking to reporters.

When contacted in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday evening, Peter Dennis, Riot’s senior private secretary, declined comment, telling BenarNews that the minister would issue no statements about the meeting in Dhaka.

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No agreement was signed at this week’s meeting in the Bangladeshi capital, and it was unclear whether the latest talks were a follow-up to a memorandum of understanding signed by both countries in February. Initial reports then said that Kuala Lumpur had agreed to recruit as many as 1.5 million workers from Bangladesh over the next three years for jobs in its agriculture and manufacturing sectors.

But a day after the MoU was signed, Malaysia announced a moratorium on all new arrivals of migrant workers from Bangladesh and other countries. In May, Malaysian immigration officials said that they planned to ease the hiring freeze on foreign workers on condition that employers proved that these migrants were essential to their businesses, according to a report in Malay Mail Online.

About 300,000 Bangladeshis work in Malaysia, sending about 110 billion taka (U.S. $1.4 billion) back home every year, according to government figures.

News of the latest bilateral talks in Dhaka drew jobless people to Bangladesh’s Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training in the capital, as recruiting agencies began promising to find jobs for clients at a cost of 40,000 taka ($507) per head.

“We cannot figure out how many Bangladeshis will be able to go to Malaysia. The recruiting agencies will contact the Malaysian employers and send them, charging some 40,000 taka for each. But I think this is possible to send people [in] two weeks as our minister has stated,” Jahangir Alam, the information officer of the Expatriates’ Welfare Ministry, told BenarNews on Wednesday.

He said the government would be involved in the employment process so recruiting agencies could not exploit potential candidates.

Migrant advocates concerned

Meanwhile, migrant rights groups questioned the likelihood that Bangladeshis could be employed in Malaysia so soon.

“You see how the minister’s comment impacted the unemployed and poor youths: they have started visiting recruiting agents with money. Nobody knows how it is possible to get a job in Malaysia in less than two weeks,” Syed Saiful Haque, chairman of Warbe Development Foundation, a group that advocates migrants’ rights, told BenarNews on Wednesday.

He said corrupt middlemen already were luring poor and illiterate youths and their families with promises of jobs in Malaysia in exchange for payments.

“They are going to the brokers and the agents, as the government has not made any clear-cut statement on the procedure of going to Malaysia for jobs. The middlemen will exploit the situation. They will tell each of the workers that if they do not pay them more money immediately, he will not get the job. Thus many of the people will sell their land and other valuables to manage the money for the middlemen,” Haque said.

News Source: Benar News

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Apply New KDN Quota Approval For Bangladesh Foreign Workers

On November 15, 2016, the Malaysian Human Resources Minister, Mr. Richard Riot Anak Jaem and his team have holds a meeting with Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam at his official in Dhaka. Malaysia Government will allow the Bangladesh foreign workers recruitment very soon. Malaysia is going to hire Bangladeshi workers in 3 sectors ie construction, plantation and manufacturing.

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The Malaysian Minister revealed about the information after holding a bilateral meeting with Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam at his office in Dhaka today.

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Malaysia Hire Bangladeshi Workers In Services, Manufacturing and Construction Sectors

“We have an agreement with Malaysia for the foreign workers recruitment. Now, we have discussed to expedite the process based on that agreement,” an additional secretary of the ministry told The Daily Star. Officials at the expatriates’ welfare ministry said both the governments are now in the final phase to start the recruitment of the workers soon.

Nurul Islam is scheduled to brief reporters about the developments of the recruitment tomorrow, they added.

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Visiting Malaysian Human Resources Minister Richard Riot holds a meeting with Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam at his official in Dhaka on November 15, 2016.

“We have an agreement with Malaysia for the workers’ recruitment. Now, we have discussed to expedite the process based on that agreement,” an additional secretary of the ministry told The Daily Star.

The Malaysian government suspended the recruitment of foreign workers from all countries including Bangladesh on February 19 just a day after the two governments signed a memorandum of understanding in Dhaka.

But the ministry officials said the agreement with Malaysia was not suspended rather they were negotiating with the foreign labour receiving country on some key issues including recruitment process, migration costs and salaries.

After huge criticisms for an alleged syndicate by some selective Bangladeshi recruiting agents to dominate the Malaysian job market, the expatriates’ welfare ministry said it will not give any scope of forming any syndicate.

“We have discussed with the visiting Malaysian minister and informed him that they must include our 745 recruiting agents for the job otherwise the process will be hampered due to some selective agents,” said Minister Nurul Islam.

However, Ruhul Amin, secretary general of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira), told this correspondent that they are not aware of the Malaysian government’s decision yet.

Malaysia has been a popular destination for Bangladesh foreign workers over the last three decades but the recruitment process has always been tainted by malpractices that result in labour abuses.

Following massive irregularities during 2006 and 2008, Malaysia froze recruitment from Bangladesh in early 2009. In late 2012, the country began labour recruitment on a limited scale, but it did not work well allegedly for the influence of recruitment agents having vested interests in both the countries.

Currently, around three lakh Bangladeshis are working in different sectors in Malaysia legally while a good number of the Bangladeshis are also working without legal documents.

News Source: The Daily Star

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  • If you are a foreign workers, tell us which country are you from.
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ACCCIM: Allow All Sectors In Malaysia To Hire Foreign Workers

The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) wants the government to allow all sectors in Malaysia to employ foreign workers, after 45% of the Chinese business community said they have been adversely affected by hiring restrictions.

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President Datuk Ter Leong Yap said the government’s move to limit the hiring of foreign workers to only four sectors namely construction, manufacturing, plantation & furniture has resulted in labour shortage, which has affected the operations of many businesses.

“ACCCIM urges the government to lift the freeze on foreign workers for all sectors in Malaysia and fully streamline the legalisation programme on foreign workers, and to carry out review and measures to formulate the conditions and guidelines on the employment of foreign workers based on the demand and supply of foreign labour in the respective sectors,” he told reporters at a briefing on ACCCIM’s Survey on the Economic Situation of Malaysia for the First Half of 2016 (1H 2016).

The survey revealed of the total 407 respondents, 40% said they rely on foreign workers and 45% said they were affected by the restriction.

Among those who were affected, 48% reported higher cost of operations, 35% reported a drop in business turnover, 11% reported negative business growth while 6% said they had to downsize their businesses to manage costs.

In terms of plans to solve the labour shortage issue, 44% would recruit more locals, 24.5% would adopt a wait-and-see approach while appealing to the government to lift the freeze, 14.1% would move towards automation, 11.4% would pass on costs incurred to customers, 4.3% would consider moving their businesses overseas and 1.6% would consider switching to less labour-intensive businesses.

“The capacity of production is actually quite low now compared with potential capacity. Factories have to turn away orders. For those with orders to fulfil, without enough workers, they pay overtime and when they pay overtime, cost goes up and productivity comes down. These are the effects,” said ACCCIM deputy secretary-general I Tan Sri Teo Chiang Kok.

He said the government’s move to reduce dependence on foreign labour is good but the policies introduced over the years seem to be knee-jerk reactions and do not address the root cause of the issue.

“We’re looking at the symptoms but not addressing the root cause and a lot of times it is putting obstacles and using threatening methods like freezing assets. This is not the way to address the issue of foreign workers,” he said.

Teo explained that with the country’s unemployment rate at 3.3%, which is technically full employment, there are just not enough local workers to meet all the labour needs of the economy.

News source: The Sun Daily

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