Steps to legalize undocumented workers in Malaysia


SANGSAD BHABAN, Sept 10, 2018 (BSS) – Bangladesh High Commission in Malaysia has undertaken 15 programmes to legalize undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers there.

“We have undertaken various programmes to create scope for undocumented workers to get legalization in Malaysia,” Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam BSc said today.

Replying to a question from treasury bench member M Shafiqul Islam Shimul of Natore-2 in the Jatiya Sangsad, he said the high commission in Kuala Lumpur requested Malaysian government to stop detention and give scope for legalization to undocumented workers living in Malaysia.

In this regard, the Malaysian government provided e-card to workers and later workers having e-card are eligible to collect passport and register their names in the rehearing programme, he said.

Islam said the high commission gave charge to three vendor companies for managing registration in the rehearing programme.

“Of the three vendor companies, workers have been urged to get registration with their employers/representatives to any vendor company and aware them to avoid broker, agent or middleman in the rehearing programme,” he said.

In the 15 programmes for legalization of undocumented workers, the high commission as well as the government distributed leaflets having Bangla language and necessary information supplied to print and electronic media to this end, he said.

“Meetings were held with owners of four thousands and requested them to send their undocumented workers for rehearing programmes for legalization,” the minister said.

The minister said that Bangladesh High Commission, the ministry and division is maintaining diplomatic