Initiatives taken to help workers get jobs in Malaysia without hassle: Bangladesh envoy | The Daily Star
04:33 PM, April 10, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:34 PM, April 10, 2021

Initiatives taken to help workers get jobs in Malaysia without hassle: Bangladesh envoy

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia Md Golam Sarwar today said several initiatives have been taken with digital platforms like "ChakrirKhoj" to help migrant workers get rid of middlemen or agents in their job searches, making the entire process transparent and hassle-free.

"There'll be no scope of fraudulence or getting cheated (by agents). We'll remain careful always so that no one gets cheated," he said while exchanging views with the members of Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) virtually.

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Deputy High Commissioner Mohammad Khorshed A Khastagir, and officials from various wings of the High Commission, also spoke at the programme.

The Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur recently launched the job portal "ChakrirKhoj" at a virtual event.

Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad also attended as the chief guest while State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam was the special guest.

High Commissioner Sarwar highlighted the various recent initiatives undertaken by the mission, aiming to benefit the Bangladeshi expatriates living in Malaysia.

He stated the Labour Recalibration Programme that regularises migrants with illegal status in Malaysia as foreign workers who can be employed by eligible employers.

The Labour Recalibration Programme kicked off on November 16, 2020, in cooperation with the Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM), and other Malaysian government agencies without the involvement of vendors or third parties.

"This programme will continue until June 30, and it might get extended," said the High Commissioner adding that Bangladeshis only in Malaysia can apply under the programme now.

He said only 1,800 Bangladeshis applied in the first three months till February 16, while the High Commission expected that the applications would pick up to around 18-20 thousand.

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