Malaysia eases entry ban for Bangladeshis

13 Sep 2020 10:48 AM
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Malaysia's decision to lift the travelling ban on Bangladesh and 22 other countries will certainly reduce the hurdles for most Bangladeshis time for their workplaces for the reason that country.

The expatriates should be approved by the Malaysian Immigration Department before they enter the united states.

Besides, their request for entry should be accompanied by a helping letter from the Malaysian Expenditure Development Authority or organizations concerned, regional media reviews quoted Secureness Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob as being saying.

Malaysia authorities on Thursday announced that they can allow entry of expatriates and holders of specialist visit move from the 23 countries, reversing its earlier approach that came into influence on Monday, studies The Straits Occasions of Singapore, adding that the move was criticised by companies.

To curb the pass on of Covid-19, Malaysia had announced that persons from countries with over 150,000 cases will be barred from entering, it says.
Malaysian employers complained that the government should continue to allow expatriates and professional pass-holders to come in as their technical skills are necessary by the economy.

Ismail Sabri Yaakob said on Thursday a particular cabinet committee has decided to slightly relax the regulation that was first enforced from Monday.

Malaysia even imposed the non permanent ban on those people who are permanent residents, Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) pass-holders, and employment move holders, said a notice of the Great Commission of Malaysia found in Bangladesh.

The ban was also imposed on residence pass holders, spouses or children to Malaysian residents with permanent visit pass, students, and visit-pass holders, in line with the September 4 notice.

Malaysia is home to about 800,000 Bangladeshis, a lot of whom work in development and plantation sectors while low-paid workers.

A number of these migrant personnel came home before the coronavirus pandemic on holiday and later got stranded as a result of weather communications suspension between the two countries.

Now, they are ready to come back to their workplaces.

Shahadat Hossain, owner of Dynasty Travels Ltd, said various Bangladeshi wage earners who came house on vacation were ready to fly back again to Malaysia.

Besides, there are needs for browsing Malaysia, he told The Daily Star

Wage earner Anwar Hossain of Gazipur said he came home on January 16 on holiday and intended to fly back on March 20. But he's still waiting to return.

His company promised that they would rehire him and assist in the immigration process.

In line with the Straits Times statement, Ismail Sabri said the Malaysia government in addition has decided to allow everlasting people and foreign spouses of Malaysian residents to enter the country.

But this group could make just a one-way journey into Malaysia and have to remain there.

Student pass-holders from the influenced countries may also be allowed to enter.

"All types mentioned must get approval from Immigration beforehand," he said.

The 23 countries mentioned within the last week's order are the US, Brazil, India, Russia, Peru, Columbia, South Africa, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Iran, Bangladesh, the uk, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, France, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Iraq, the Philippines and Indonesia.