Job seekers urged notto pay anybody forgoing to Malaysia (The Financial Express (Bangladesh))

Expatriates’ Welfare Minister Nurul Islam BSc urged the overseas job seekers Tuesday not to pay money to any person in advance to go to Malaysia.

He said mechanism in sending manpower is yet to be finalised with Malaysia. “So nobody can assure any worker to provide job in Malaysia. I urge the people not to go for transaction with any person to go to Malaysia currently,” he said.

Responding to a query over a section of businessmen who has already started activities to control the Malaysian job market, the minister stated that “Nobody can buy me.”

After a meeting with the visiting Malaysian delegation, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam BSc talked to journalists at the city’s Probashi Kallyan Bhaban.

The minister said they have discussed manpower sending modalities. He offered the Malaysian authority to recruit workers in agriculture, babysitting, factory, and housekeeping sectors.

Malaysia will recruit 1.5 million foreign workers within three years. But how many workers will be recruited from Bangladesh is yet to be settled. Migration cost has not been fixed up also, he added.

Workers will be sent through government to government (G to G) and private arrangement. And they will be selected from the existing government database. Malaysia-bound workers will also be trained up according to employers’ requirement, Mr Islam also mentioned.

Replying to another question, the minister said there is no special approval for sending workers to the Southeast Asian country. “We will send workers in a specific manner”

The Malaysian team is visiting Bangladesh following a decision over manpower recruitment under Business to Business (B to B) mechanism at a bilateral meeting between Malaysian home ministry and Bangladeshi EWOE ministry in Putrajaya in June last.