Bangladesh

Allegations of irregularities before sending workers to Malaysia

7 June 2022 , 10:45:55

Allegations of irregularities before sending workers to Malaysia

Allegations of irregularities have surfaced before sending workers to Malaysia. Industry insiders say there are 1,520 legitimate recruiting agencies in the country to send workers to different countries. The Bangladesh government has given them a license. The government has also taken bail of lakhs of rupees against these licenses. The government is also monitoring or controlling them. But which recruiting agencies will send workers, Malaysia will choose.

On what basis will the recruiting agency of Bangladesh determine the criteria of Malaysia? They say, how will Malaysia fix the criteria or selection? It is the responsibility of Bangladesh. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there.

Manpower exporters say how the government knowingly gave the memorandum of understanding to the Malaysian government the right to select the agency, which has full information about the agency’s ‘efficiency’ in BMET. The Malaysian government has no information other than the names of these agencies. If so, on what basis were 25 agencies selected? What is the selection method? Most of the people whose names are being heard in the list of 25 agencies have no experience in sending staff. There are also agencies that have not sent a single worker anywhere. They commented that the Bangladesh government had made a big mistake by signing a memorandum of understanding.

Barrister Shamim Haider Patwari MP, President of the Parliamentary Caucus, told our time, “The Malaysian government has set conditions for the selection of recruiting agencies, which the Bangladesh government has accepted; The problem is here. This problem would not have happened if the Bangladesh government had not complied with their conditions. Experience has shown that the syndicate system is not good. As a result, a few people benefit, most of them are deprived. ‘

Shamim Ahmed Chowdhury Noman, former secretary general of the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA), said at the working committee meeting that Malaysia had said it would verify the recruiting agency with transparency; But we don’t know what the guideline for a transparent approach is. ’He said,‘ It is unfortunate for those who have been in this business for a long time. However, 98 percent of recruiting agencies have been deprived of sending workers to Malaysia. Couldn’t send staff here for 14 years. Will not be able to in the future. So what’s the point of licensing with so much money? ’

Former Baira finance secretary Fakhrul Islam said, “No government can select licenses. The government does not do business, traders do business. Those who will take the staff, that is, the employer will do the license selection. This is the rule. In the case of Malaysia, the picture is different. ‘

 

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