Bangladesh to be Malaysia's "source country" for manpower:official

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    Bangladesh to be Malaysia's "source country" for manpower:official


    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)

    DHAKA, Sept 12, 2012 (BSS) - Malaysia is expected to declare Bangladesh as a "source country" for its manpower imports to reduce massively Bangladeshi workforce's the migration cost as a ministerial level meeting is underway in the city, officials said today.

    "We have sought them to declare Bangladesh as a 'source country' for their foreign manpower and they have agreed to our proposal," Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment (EWOE) secretary Dr Jafar Ahmed Khan told BSS emerging from the first day of the two-day meeting at the Sram Bhaban.

    Khan said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was expected to be finalized at the end of the meeting being led by Bangladesh's EWOE Minister Engn Mosharaf Hossain and Malaysia's Human Resource Minister Datuk Dr. Subramaniam.

    "The MoU, however, will be signed following the Malaysian cabinet approval but we expect it to be signed soon," he said.

    Officials said Bangladesh was long been pursuing for obtaining the "source country" status in Malaysia as Bangladeshi workforce were being exported there through a third country through outsourcing.

    The source country status will enable Bangladesh to export directly the manpower to Malaysian job market while the employers will now be obligated to pay the levy, the tax that is payable to Malaysian government for employment foreign workers.

    The development came as Malaysia last year launched a process to legalise over 260,000 undocumented or illegal Bangladeshi workers offering them a legal status under an extended deadline under its 6P programme.

    Officials familiar with the overseas employment process said Malaysia was one of the three destinations for Bangladeshi migrant workers while officially some 500,000 Bangladeshi "legal and illegal" workers were staying in the East Asian country.

    The legalization process was launched after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Kuala Lumpur visit in 2010 when she urged Malaysia to offer the undocumented Bangladeshis the legal status and reopen now-stalled labour market for Bangladeshis.

    According to the World Bank (WB) report, over eight million Bangladeshi people are working in different foreign countries,saying that Bangladesh is in the list of top 10 remittance earning countries as it got over 12 billion US$ in 2011 where India topped the list earning $ 55 billion.

    Bangladesh exports manpower to 143 countries of the world and about four 40 million people are being economically benefited directly from it. Bangladesh secured the 3rd position after China and India, which are secured first and second position respectively in manpower export ranking.
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    Hi Indians, read the news and see that our people go to Malaysia, Singapore like countries of Asia to work, earn money and live, and do never go to your Godless 3rd rate country where people are miser, defecate in the open and the living standard is lowest in the world. So, do never again flatter yourself with made in India news that BD people are crying openly and asking aurhorities to open the border with India. Our 8 million NRBs have enough opportunities in Asia, ME and europe. This news manifests the truth about migration.
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    How many banglaesians currently work in malasiya ?
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    Tk 40,000 a worker

    Friday, September 14, 2012Front PageMigration Cost for KL
    Tk 40,000 a worker
    Media told after discussion with Malaysian minister
    Staff Correspondent

    Bangladeshi workers will have to spend a maximum of Tk 40, 000 each for jobs in Malaysia that resumes recruitment under state arrangements in a few months, ending a nearly four-year ban.

    “This is an indicative cost that would not be more than Tk 30, 000 to 40,000,” expatriates welfare minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said yesterday.

    Mosharraf and Malaysian Human Resources Minister Dr S Subramaniam addressed a press conference at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban in Dhaka following a two-day discussion on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on labour recruitment.

    Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur will sign the MoU in one and a half months after a joint drafting committee finalises it and the Malaysian cabinet approves it, Subramaniam said.

    The Malaysian Human Resources Ministry will list the potential employers. If approved by the government, employers will then get a number to access the Bangladeshi jobseekers' database and select them for recruitment, he added.

    Earlier in 2006, the Bangladesh government fixed the cost at Tk 84,000 each for jobs in Malaysia but the jobseekers had to spend around Tk 2 lakh each due to corrupt practices of private recruiting agencies and brokers. And this led to labour exploitation and the ban on recruitment in 2009.

    In the wake of increasing labour demand in his country, Subramaniam came to Dhaka on Wednesday on a three-day visit to discuss and finalise a deal on recruiting workers from Bangladesh.

    Mosharraf said both the sides agreed that the Malaysian employers will give the workers advance air tickets when they go to Malaysia. The workers will repay the fare in installments after they join jobs.

    The employer will also give to the workers return tickets.

    Primarily, workers will be recruited for five years. Later, their job contracts can be extended for five more years if the employers want, the minister said.

    At the talks, both the sides agreed that Bangladesh's Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) will register the jobseekers skill-wise and put their names in a database. It will also provide orientation on Malaysian laws, culture and language.

    Mosharraf said the employers will then arrange visa for the selected workers, while the BMET will complete all other formalities for the jobseekers' migration to Malaysia.

    “When workers arrive at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Bangladesh's welfare assistants will handover them to the Malaysian employers."

    A joint committee comprising officials from Bangladesh and Malaysia will be formed to monitor the entire recruitment process and address problems, if any, he said.

    Asked how the Malay-sian government will verify if the employers have genuine demands for workers since many fake companies had earlier hired workers for making money, Subramaniam said their human resources ministry will strictly check the job demands.

    The terms and conditions and facilities of jobs will be clearly mentioned in the job contracts, and his ministry will also work for protection of the workers, said the Malaysian minister.

    About the number of workers to be recruited from Bangladesh, he said, “It will depend on the economy, but for now there are demands (for workers) for our plantation and manufacturing sectors.”
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    And you think Indians dont migrate to the same countries you mentioned? On another note, I have seen how dirty Bangladeshis are in the US....believe me they have no manners, full of bad habits, etc. looks at yourself before you open your mouth