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Malaysia employers required to submit commitment letter to employ Bangladeshi workers

Malaysia employers required to submit commitment letter to employ Bangladeshi workers

This new measure for responsible hiring of Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia has been announced by the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

Bangladesh's High Commission Minister (Labour), Najmus Sadat Salim, signed a notice on 9 June (Friday) indicating the new changes following guidelines from the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment of Bangladesh.

As such, Malaysia employers of Bangladeshi workers are now required to submit a commitment letter which is to be notarised and approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia.

In a Facebook post by Bangladesh High Commission, Malaysia, a prescribed format of the commitment letter shows the expectations Malaysian employers are to follow with regards to employing Bangladeshi workers.

The commitments listed in the letter template include the following:

  • The company has sufficient works for the allocated workers.
  • They would be properly received by the authorised representative of the company / factory upon their arrival at KLIA.
  • As soon flight information is received, the employer shall confirm the workers' reception through official e-mail without delay.
  • All of them will be provided with good accommodation by the company.
  • They will be engaged in their respective work immediately after arrival in Malaysia upon completion of usual procedures.
  • No workers will have to sit idle without work upon their arrival.
  • The company will make their monthly salary regularly.
  • The company will take every care for the worker as per the law, rules and regulation of the Government of Malaysia and also comply with the terms of employment contract.

According to a report by Daily Sun, this development follows the approval by the Malaysian government for the recruitment of 427,759 workers, of which the demand for 357,328 Bangladeshi workers has been confirmed by the Bangladesh High Commission as of 2 June. Furthermore, 163,403 workers have already arrived in Malaysia, while 193,925 verified workers are awaiting departure from Dhaka.

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