Expatriates’ welfare minister terms TIB report as false

Dhaka,  Thu,  25 May 2017
Published : 14 Mar 2017, 19:00:33
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Expatriates’ welfare minister terms TIB report as false

Rejecting the recent report of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) over irregularities in workers’ migration Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Nurul Islam Bsc on Tuesday said it is a ‘false’ report.

“Government will register formal protest after investigating whether the TIB report was a conspiracy to tarnish the image of the government,” Nurul said during a meeting with a delegation of Reporters’ for Bangladeshi Migrants (RBM) at his office, reports UNB.

When asked why only 10 recruiting agencies of the country can send workers to Malaysia, the Minister said the Malaysian government fixed the 10 agencies for hiring labourers.  “It’s not a syndicate,” he added.

Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment secretary Begum Shamsun Nahar said the Malaysian government selected these 10 recruiting agencies, out of total 1081 valid ones, under the Government to Government (G2G) Plus Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Replying to a question the Minister said the government is sending workers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a lot of skilled workers of different sectors, including 500 doctors, will be sent to Japan within a very short period.

Selim Reza, secretary general of Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET), said they are expecting to send some 10 lakh workers to several countries this year.

The RBM delegation included its president Firoj Manna and general secretary Masudul Haque.
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