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Govt mulling manpower export to Malaysia thru Pvt sector

Govt mulling manpower export to Malaysia thru Pvt sector

The government is planning to resume the export of manpower to Malaysia through private firms with the existing government to government (G-to-G) treaty in place. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, minister for expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment, today told of the plan to resume private recruitment since the government could employ a limited number of workers...

12 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

12 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

Bangladesh Coast Guard rescued 12 Bangladeshi fortune seekers from being trafficked into Malaysia from Moheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar early today. They were held from a house, where the fortune seekers gathered to set off for Malaysia, in a raid conducted through the Badarkhali channel around 1:30am, our Cox’s Bazar correspondent reports quoting a...

KNOT SO TRUE

The tale of 'Just-A-Man' and our $50 billion

IT'S not the best hour to land at an airport and it's certainly not the best time to pen a column. At 5:00 am Kuala Lumpur is also not as pretty as it normally is. But there are too many faces asking for direction to immigration, baggage claim et al. And your columnist has just turned into a happy tourist in transit providing services. These are the people who shape the contours of Bangladesh today. A quick look at...

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Bilateral relations looking up

AT a press briefing at Gono Bhaban yesterday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, among other issues, told journalists that her recent trip to Malaysia aimed to infuse dynamism into the existing bilateral relations between the two countries. The visit was clearly a success as it marked the inking of four deals that included signing of Memorandums of Understanding in the field of tourism, abolition of visa requirements, cultural exchanges, and the most important of all, employment of workers. Malaysia remains a...

53,000 including Bangladeshis fled for Thailand, Malaysia in 2014: UNHCR

53,000 including Bangladeshis fled for Thailand, Malaysia in 2014: UNHCR

Around 53,000 South-East Asians including Bangladeshis fled towards Thailand and Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal this year, the UNHCR report said. About 540 people have reportedly died during the journey at sea for beatings, starvation or dehydration. Their bodies were thrown overboard. The report published on Friday has found that more people are risking...

OFFICIALS’ MEETING WITH KHALEDA

Law will take its own course: PM

Law will take its own course: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government will take action against the public servants who met with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia last night violating service rules. “The law will take its own course,” said the premier at a press conference at her Gono Bhaban residence. She questioned as to why they met so late...

Keeping the problem of illegal workers in check

THERE is a Malay saying -- Harapkan pagar, pagar makan padi -- which is used to describe a person who, having been entrusted to protect something, betrays the trust given to him by working in the opposite direction. This is especially relevant in the world of enforcement when those tasked with enforcing the law work in cahoots with those against whom they should take action. The home ministry is coming down hard on agents who bring foreign workers into the...

Target free trade deal

Target free trade deal

Bangladesh and Malaysia yesterday agreed to boost bilateral trade, cut trade gap and start negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Kuala Lumpur assured Dhaka of extending support to it for becoming Asean's dialogue partner and hosting the next meeting of Bangladesh-Malaysia Joint Commission next year. The last meeting of the joint commission was...

Dhaka, KL ink 4 deals

Dhaka, KL ink 4 deals

Bangladesh and Malaysia signed four deals yesterday, one of which will open up doors to 12,000 Bangladeshi jobseekers. A joint statement said the deals would bring the two countries closer in each other's benefit. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina witnessed the signing ceremony at Perdana Putra in...

PM returns home after Malaysia tour

PM returns home after Malaysia tour

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this afternoon from Malaysia wrapping up her three-day official tour when Bangladesh and Malaysia signed four deals, aiming to further deepen ties between the two brotherly nations. A VVIP flight of national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which left the Malaysian capital around 11:55am (Malaysian time), carrying the prime minister and her entourage reached Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 1:40pm. Deputy Leader of the House and Awami League presidium member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, PM's adviser Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, civil and military high officials welcomed her at the airport. During her stay in Malaysia, Bangladesh and Malaysia signed an agreement on partial...

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