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Malaysia to hire security personnel from Bangladesh

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 31 March, 2022 12:00 AM
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Malaysia to hire security personnel from Bangladesh

Malaysia will take security workers from Bangladesh as the country will require many security personnel in the coming years.

Malaysian Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin on Tuesday evening expressed his country’s interest in this regard during a discussion with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Kamal, who is now visiting Malaysia.

A press release issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Bangladesh has confirmed the matter on Tuesday night.

The Bangladesh Home Minister is visiting Malaysia at the invitation of the Malaysian Home Minister on the occasion of Defense Service Asia (DSA), the press release reads.

The Malaysian Home Minister said the Malaysian government would introduce e-locker system so that the expatriates including Bangladeshi workers working in Malaysia would not be subjected to any kind of harassment and fraud.

The e-locker will contain detailed information about all Bangladeshis living in Malaysia. The Malaysian Home Minister presented the details of the e-locker at the meeting.

The government has already put much effort to insert information on Bangladeshis into the database. This database is maintained by the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment including NID and Passport.

In the meeting, both sides agreed to cooperate so that Bangladeshis living in Malaysia would not be deceived in any way. Malaysia proposed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard.

Besides, the Malaysian Home Minister praised the skills and qualifications of Bangladeshi workers working in the country. The Malaysian Home Minister also assured to be by Bangladesh’s side for expeditious repatriation of Myanmar nationals who have been forcibly displaced in Bangladesh.

The Home Minister was accompanied by Expatriates’   Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad, Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division Lieutenant General Waqar-uz-Zaman and Bangladesh Ambassador to Malaysia Md Golam Sarwar.