Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Third batch of workers flies to Malaysia

Fifty-eight Bangla-deshi workers landed in Kuala Lumpur yesterday to take up plantation jobs in Malaysia.
So far 198 workers have migrated to Malaysia on three flights since last Thursday, said Md Zahidul Islam, assistant director (immigration) of the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training.
Earlier, 70 workers flew to Malaysia for the first time under state arraignments on Thursday and 70 others on Sunday.
The Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka issued visas for 200 workers, said Shamsun Nahar, director general of BMET.“Two workers out of the 200 informed us that they were not interested to go to Malaysia at the last stage.”
The Malaysian government started receiving Bangladeshis after signing a memorandum of understanding with the Bangladesh government on November 26 last year.
Malaysia lifted a restriction imposed on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers since 2009.