Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment minister Nurul Islam BSc on Monday in parliament said the government took various programmes to create scopes for undocumented Bangladeshi workers to get legalisation in Malaysia
He said the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur requested Malaysian government to stop detention of workers and give scopes for legalisation to undocumented workers living in Malaysia.“The government will take measures so that the Bangladeshi migrants can move freely and can work without any harassment in Malaysia,” Islam said.
In reply to lawmakers’ queries, the minister also informed the House that the Bangladesh High Commission in Malaysia has undertaken 15 programmes to legalise undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers there.
“The ministry is aware of Bangladeshi workers’ harassment in Malaysia. If their [Malaysia] concerned minister cannot come to Bangladesh, I may visit the country soon to meet their minister to talk about the issue,” the minister said.
In this regard, he said, the Malaysian government provided e-card to workers and later workers having e-card are eligible to collect passport and register their names in the rehearing programme. The minister said the high commission gave charge to three vendor companies for managing registration in the rehearing programme.