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Malaysia no new market, Govt fails to increase manpower export: BNP

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said that the government has failed to increase manpower export since it could not deal with the matter properly “Not only in Malaysia, the government has failed to export manpower alsoto the Middle Eastern countries,” he said while talking to reporters after placing wreath at the mazar of BNP founder ... Read More »

Want govt 2 govt manpower export to Malaysia: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government would promote G2G basis manpower export to Malaysia to ensure greater benefit of the workers, despite the fact that a section of manpower exporters are not pleased with the decision. Addressing a reception accorded to her by expatriate Bangladeshis here today the Prime Minister said manpower export in Malaysia and many middle-east states ... Read More »

‘Increase migrant worker protection in Gulf countries’

Kuwait, November 22 – Labour ministers from Gulf and Asian countries meeting on November 26 and 27 next, should improve labour law protection, reform abusive immigration policies, and increase dialogue with trade unions and nongovernmental groups, 22 human rights organizations and unions said Saturday. Millions of contract workers from Asia and Africa, including an estimated 2.4 million domestic workers in ... Read More »

Inter-country commission to stop illegal migration urged

Refugee and Migratory Movement Research Unit (RMMRU), a Dhaka University institute, on Saturday recommended the creation of an inter-country commission for taking effective actions to stop illegal migration from Bangladesh to Malaysia via Thailand. The research unit came up with the recommendation at a press conference. titled ‘Illegal Migration via Sea Route and Implement of Migration Act 2013’, at the ... Read More »

Bd Navy seizes Burmese ferry with 625 trafficked people

Bangladesh Navy on Monday seized a Myanmar flag hoistng trawler in the deep see with at least 625 people on board, including many Myanmar nationals, heading towards Malaysia illegally. A source at the Naval Headquarters said that the trawler was held in the morning from the deep see, some 130-135 nautical miles off the Teknaf coast. Read More »

80 Bangladeshi immigrants detained in Malaysia

Police detained 80 illegal immigrants, believed to have been working at a construction site in Cameron Highlands here, during two separate raids on two houses in Tringkap and Blue Valley, Kampung Raja on Wednesday. Cameron Highlands district police chief DSP Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said all the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, aged between 20 and 50, were held during the ... Read More »

Maid hiring costs surge in Bahrain

The cost of recruiting an Indonesian housemaid has reached BD1,200 ($3200) compared to BD800 in January, while sponsors have to pay about BD1,000 to recruit a Filipino maid, a report said. Bahrain Recruiters’ Society chairman Fareed Al Mahmeed said countries exporting domestic helpers aren’t in a position to meet Bahraini market demand due particularly to ill-treatment and abuse of housemaids ... Read More »

‘Ensure migrants’ human rights’

Governments across the world have been urged to acknowledge migrant people’s role in development and ensure their human rights. Migration experts at a two-day meeting that ended in Dhaka on Tuesday also called upon countries to ensure that migrants regardless of their status were “protected, respected and fulfilled with access to justice”. Bangladesh and Switzerland co-hosted the meeting that discussed ... Read More »

MoU on sending workers to Korea to be renewed soon

Bangladesh is expected to renew its memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with South Korea on sending workers on government-to-government basis in May this year. Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain disclosed this while talking to reporters after a meeting with South Korean Ambassador Lee Yun Young at his office on Wednesday. Read More »

ITUC president for more rights for trade unions

President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Michael Sommer on Tuesday called for more rights for trade unions as a necessary precondition for establishing true social partnership among employers, workers, and the government. Sommer, also the Chairman of Confederation of German Trade Unions (CGTU), made the call while addressing a multi-stakeholder round table arranged by the Bangladesh Institute of ... Read More »

Oman to take BD physicians, nurses

Rusayl Health Center in Oman will recruit 35 physicians and 50 male and female nurses from Bangladesh soon under government arrangements. Md Abdul Hannan, managing director of Bangladesh Overseas Employment and Services Ltd (BOESL) through which the manpower will be sent to the Middle Eastern country, confirmed UNB about the oversees recruitment. Read More »

3,303 get migration loans from Probashi Kallyan Bank

Probashi Kallyan Bank has provided migration loans to 3,303 people to facilitate them get overseas employments, Finance Minister AMA Muhith told Parliament on Monday. As of December 31, 2013, the bank disbursed migration loans of Tk 33 crore to 3,303 people after the bank was set up, he said replying to a question of Rahim Ullah (Feni-3). Read More »

Training centre in each upazila eyed for manpower export

The government has taken up a plan to set up at least one training centre in each upazila of the country as it puts more emphasis on creating skilled manpower as this force proved more dependable in bringing foreign exchange compared to other exporting items. The Awami League-led government has also fixed a target of sending 37 lakh manpower abroad ... Read More »

One stop service centre for Malaysian visa launched in Dhaka

Malaysia government has set up a one stop service centre at Baridhara in Dhaka to help ease the process of visa applications. Malaysian Home Minister Dr Ahmed Zahid Hamidi inaugurated the service centre at 7 Suhrawardy Avenue at Baridhara in the city on Tuesday. From now on, the intending people want to visit Malaysia will have to apply for the ... Read More »

UAE to resume hiring Bangladeshi manpower

The United Arab Emirates is likely to resume importing manpower from Bangladesh, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said on Monday. The minister said the UAE will sign an agreement with Bangladesh end this month to reopen its labour market for Bangladeshi workers. Read More »

Oman to take more Bangladesh skilled manpower

Oman is interested in taking more skilled manpower from Bangladesh, said Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday. “We’ve requested the government of Oman to take more skilled manpower from Bangladesh for its construction, agriculture and fisheries sectors. And they have shown interest,” he said. Read More »

Education key to attaining middle-income status: WB

Bangladesh needs to focus on high-quality learning, and strong foundational cognitive and behavioral skills from early childhood, says a new World Bank report. The findings and recommendations of the report, titled ‘Seeding Fertile Ground: Education That Works for Bangladesh’ were discussed at a national dialogue organized by the Campaign for Popular Organization (CAMPE) on Monday, said a WB press release. Read More »

No Bangladeshi injured in Kunming attacks, says Govt

No Bangladeshi is among those injured and dead in the mass knife-attack at a railway station of Yunnan’s provincial capital Kunming, China on Sunday night. At least 33 people were killed and at least 140 wounded in the knife-attack, triggering speculations whether Xinjiang separatists were responsible for it. “No Bangladesh national has been affected. Our consulate general’s office in Kunming ... Read More »

Bangladeshis safe in Kunming, says Govt

No Bangladeshi is among those injured and dead in the mass knife-attack at a railway station of Yunnan’s provincial capital Kunming, China on Sunday night. At least 33 people were killed and at least 140 wounded in the knife-attack, triggering speculations whether Xinjiang separatists were responsible for it. “No Bangladesh national has been affected. Our consulate general’s office in Kunming ... Read More »

HRW asks Saudi Arabia: End summary deportation of Somalis, Yemenis

More than 12,000 Somalis have been deported since 1 January 2014 from Saudi Arabia back to conflict-ridden Somalia, according to Human Rights Watch. In the absence of any protection screening and referral mechanism prior to departure, Saudi Arabia risks violating international obligations to not forcefully return anyone to a place where their life or freedom is threatened or where they ... Read More »

Oman giving over 100,000 jobs from expatriates to its own nationals

Muscat: More than 100,000 jobs are to be stripped from expatriates and given to Omanis as the government works to redress the imbalance in the Sultanate’s employment market. Minister of Manpower Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri on Monday affirmed the move to reduce the level of expatriates working in the private sector in the Sultanate from its current level ... Read More »