Jobs found in Malaysia: Bangladeshis’ prospects dashed

25 Jun 2020 11:08 AM
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Malaysia won't recruit any foreign personnel until the end of the year as it features decided to prioritise careers for locals amid the financial slowdown due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Your choice, announced on Mon, has dealt a blow to Bangladeshis' hopes of landing jobs in Malaysia soon.

Malaysia, which houses some eight lakh Bangladeshi migrants, suspended recruitment from Bangladesh found in September 2018 following allegations of a syndicate that used to fee Bangladeshi workers up to Tk 400,000 each for careers in Malaysia.

The two governments have already been working on measures to check on anomalies and stop any syndicate of recruiting agents in the recruitment system.

However, Malaysia's RECRUITING Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan informed a news conference on Monday, "We won't allow [new] foreign staff until year-end. They [foreigners] will come as tourists, if they're allowed."

After launching the RECRUITING Creation Fund (HRDF) initiative under the National Economic Restoration Method (Penjana) in Putrajaya, he said nowadays there are about two million foreign workers in the united states, reports Malaysia's state news agency, Bernama.

"We make an effort to reduce foreign employees in the workforce besides supplying priority to locals to secure careers," he said.

Saravanan said the ministry would measure the maneuver by year-end to see if it had been effective in assisting the locals.

He advised job hunters not to get too selective about jobs, in order that the united states can reduce its reliance on foreign workers.

"Don't think about looking forward to a suitable job for the reason that right job might not exist in the quick future," he said.

Meanwhile, Fortify Rights and Rohingya Ladies Production Network (RWDN) yesterday needed the Malaysian authorities to end arbitrary arrests and detention of refugees and migrants in Malaysia.

The Malaysian authorities rounded up and detained a large number of refugees and migrants during a group of immigration raids starting on, may 1 regardless of the heightened risk of Covid-19 transmission in detention facilities. They even now continue steadily to arrest and detain refugees and migrants, explained a joint statement of RWDN and Fortify Rights.

On June 14, the Malaysian well being ministry reported a 67-year-previous man from India died of Covid-19 on June 12 at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Center outside Kuala Lumpur.

The ministry reports at least 735 cases of Covid-19 in IDCs across Malaysia.

During period of restoration from the pandemic, the Malaysian government should ensure refugees and migrants are provided with tailored protections to handle their specific needs, including access to food and capability to pay for lodging, the rights bodies said.

"Malaysia should ensure all refugees have got legal status and access to primary support mechanisms," said Fortify Privileges Executive Director Amy Smith.

"That is about public health together with human rights."