Industry Desk: The labour market in Malaysia which remained suspended for long is expected to open for Bangladeshi workers soon, said State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad
In the separate bilateral meetings of the state minister with Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday expressed their hope.
Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry said both the leaders expressed hope that the labour market in Malaysia will be open soon for Bangladeshi workers. Both parties have agreed in principle on this issue. Also, meaningful discussions were held in the meeting on the interests of Bangladeshi workers staying in Malaysia.
Regarding the reopening the labour market which remained suspended fro long, Malaysian Human Resources Minister Tan Kulasegaran told State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, Imran Ahmed, that his government always expressed positive views on the issue.
The matter will be raised in the cabinet very soon, he added.
The Malaysian government has proposed a bilateral joint working group (JWG) meeting on May 30-31. The working group would decide and set the next course of action to make the labour market stable.
Both sides, in the meeting, also stressed the need to resolve the problems of irregular migrant workers in Malaysia, including harassment and deprivation.
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