BD envoy meets Malaysia HR minister on migrant workers



Md Shahidul Islam, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia, has met Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan with an aim to resolve different problems being faced by the Bangladeshi migrant workers.
The meeting discussed matters relating to joining the work for Bangladeshi migrant workers who are on leave, legalizing undocumented migrants, their welfare and other bilateral interests, said a press release issued by the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lampur on Tuesday.
The high commissioner thanked the minister in the meeting on Monday for not sending the workers back to their home country, not terminating them, paying their salary and overall cooperation.
Shahidul Islam praised the Malaysian government for successfully handling coronavirus pandemic.
He also requested the minister to let the migrant workers enter Malaysia and give permission to join the work.
Datuk Seri M Saravanan said they will soon take decision in this regard and the Malaysia government is working in legalising the detained illegal migrant workers.
He also said the Bangladeshi workers are hard labourer, skilled and sincere, and they are playing important roles in the development of Malaysia.
Their government is putting emphasis so that the employer ensure sound working environment, accommodation and regular payment to the migrant workers, Saravanan said.

He said service benefits would be provided to foreign workers and savings too so that they do not have to return home empty handed.

The High Commissioner thanked the Minister for taking these important steps for foreign workers.

Secretary General of Ministry of Human Resources Datuk Jamil Rakon, counsellor (labour) of the High Commission Mohammad Zahirul Islam and counsellor (labour 2) Md Hedaietul Islam Mondol were present.

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