Mahathir Expresses Hope to Reopen Malaysia Soon for Bangladeshis

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad has expressed his hope to reopen Malaysian labour market for the Bangladeshi workers soon.

The Malaysian PM expressed hope when Expatriates’ Welfare Minister Imran Ahmad paid a courtesy call on him at Malaysian Prime Minister’s Office in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

During the meeting Imran Ahmad conveyed Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s greetings to the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

He also discussed a wide range of issues including recruitment of manpower from Bangladesh.

The EWOE minister mentioned the good relation prevailing between the two brotherly nations and thanked Mahathir for his strong position for Bangladesh on various issues, said a statement issued by the expatriates’ welfare ministry.

The EWOE Ministry statement said that the minister had a fruitful discussion on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia and requested the Malaysian PM to put his heed in this regard.

In September 2018, Mahathir-led government suspended labour recruitment from Bangladesh alleging that there was a monopoly by a syndicate of 10 recruiting agents, which were authorised by the previous Malaysian government.

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