Malaysian government Tuesday proposed Bangladesh government that a joint working group meeting between two the countries would be held on May 30-31 in Kuala Lumpur to fix detailed work plan on recruitment of workers.
Malaysian human resource minister M Kulasegaran who led the Malaysian side at the bilateral meeting in Kuala Lumpur gave the proposal.
Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment state minister Imran Ahmad led Bangladesh side at the meeting.
M Kulasegaran said that they would place the issue of workers’ recruitment before Malaysian cabinet very soon.
‘Malaysia requires foreign workers including Bangladeshis for its development works,’ he was quoted saying.
M Kulasegaran mentioned that his government introduced insurance facilities, pension scheme and social protections for foreign workers like its own workers.
Bangladesh team leader state minister Imran Ahmad had separate meeting with Malaysian home minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
They discussed the bilateral issues and agreed to solve emerging issues through discussions in the joint working group meetings.
Bangladesh High Commissioner in KL Md Shahidul Islam, EWOE ministry’s additional secretary Dr Ahmed Munirus Saleheen and Labour counselor Zahirul Islam were present at the separate meeting