News Desk : dhakamirror.com
Bangladesh has started sending migrant workers to Malaysia again after a four-year pause.
On Monday at 11:40 p.m., an AirAsia flight departed Dhaka for Kuala Lumpur carrying a total of 53 employees who were under the management of the recruitment firm Catharsis International. The AirAsia flight carrying the Bangladeshi workers landed at Kuala Lumpur Airport at 5:22am.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia Golam Sarwar received them at the airport, according to a press release.
Recruiting agency Catharsis International sent the workers to join in Jimat Jaya SDN BHD company. The migrant workers will work in factories of the company under a three-year contract with a salary of Tk32,000 per month. The company will bear the air fare to travel to Malaysia, accommodation, and transport costs, but it will not provide food.
To open the market, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding in December 2021, but the recruitment could not be resumed due to disagreement over the selection of recruiting agents.
On June 2, Bangladesh’s expatriates’ welfare minister Imran Ahmed, after a Joint Working Group meeting in Dhaka with Malaysian human resource minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan, announced to resume sending workers by June.