‘Initiatives taken to help workers get jobs in Malaysia’

11 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia Md Golam Sarwar on Saturday said they have taken a number of initiatives with digital platforms like “Chakrir Khoj” to help migrant workers get rid of any middlemen or agents making the entire process transparent and getting jobs without any hassle, reports UNB.

“There’ll be no scope of fraudulence or getting cheated (by agents). We’ll always remain careful so that no one gets fleeced,” he said while exchanging views with the members of Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) virtually.

Deputy High Commissioner Mohammad Khorshed A Khastagir and officials from various wings of the High Commission also spoke at the programme.

The Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur recently launched the job portal “Chakrir Khoj” at a virtual event.

Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad, MP attended it as the chief guest while State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, MP was the special guest.

High Commissioner Sarwar highlighted the various recent initiatives undertaken by the Mission, aiming to benefit the Bangladeshi expatriates living in Malaysia.

Depicting the background, he said the portal will help the undocumented Bangladeshi workers get their jobs without hassle.

Responding to a question, Sarwar said there might be efforts to spread a negative campaign by those whose interest would be hurt due to the direct communication between the workers and employers through the High Commission.

He said the Labour Recalibration Programme is in place that regularises illegal immigrants in Malaysia as foreign workers who could be employed by the eligible employers.

The Labour Recalibration Programme kicked off on November 16, 2020 in cooperation with the Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM) and other Malaysian government agencies without the involvement of vendors or third parties.

“This programme will continue until June 30 and it might get extended,” said the High Commissioner adding that Bangladeshis only in Malaysia can apply under the programme now.