Visiting Malaysian Human Resources Minister Richard Riot Anak Jaem today said they will recruit 12,000 more workers from Bangladesh for the plantation sector.
He however did not mention the specific date and time when the recruitment will take place.
Jaem added that from now on his country will also recruit workers from Bangladesh for other sectors like construction, service and manufacturing.
Malaysian employers are now hiring Bangladeshi workers only for the plantation sector.
He was speaking to reporters after a meeting with Bangladesh representatives of expatriates' welfare and overseas employment ministry at the ministry this afternoon.