Bangladesh envoy acclaims Malaysian rules for workers


Dhaka : Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia M Khairuzzaman said in Kuala Lumpur that he would make sure that local employers genuinely require workers while issuing employment papers to stop fraud.

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“The High Commission will play a more active role to ensure employers here were genuinely in need of the workers,” he told The Star, a Malaysian newspaper, in an interview published in
Kuala Lumpur Tuesday.

Khairuzzaman has appreciated the joint arrangement that `no worker can leave Dhaka now without employers confirmation of the job to the recruitment agents in Dhaka or their sub-agents in
Kuala Lampur.’

The arrangement that employers should put a receiving agent at the Kuala Lumpur airport to pick workers within 24 hours of arrival is surely a positive step, he said.

He further said the arrangement for deportation after 72 hours of stay at an immigration department depot, after their removal from the airport if the receiving agents do not turn up there, is also a good measure.

Khairuzzaman, who took over as the High Commissioner only recently, said, “We will visit the employers and make checks,” adding, “We do not want our workers coming here and being left

He said, “Flight details of workers would be given to the agents and employers here (Kuala Lumpur) ahead of their departure.”

“If there is no response, our workers will not be allowed to leave Dhaka,” he told the newspaper referring to recent plights of many workers who came on valid work permits but employers refuse them indicating frauds.