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Want govt 2 govt manpower export to Malaysia: PM

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 faced hurdles because of malpractice of last BNP-Jamaat regime.
Expatriate Bangladeshi nationals sthe reception marking Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official visit to Malaysia to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries and boost manpower market as well.Minister for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Engineer Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, Bangladesh High Commissioner in Malaysia AKM Atiqur Rahman and president of Awami League Malaysia chapter Alamgir Hossain also spoke on the occasion.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmud Ali, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon and Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor were present .
Amid applauses of the expatriates the Prime Minister said her government has launch process to open labour wing in 15 embassies of the country abroad to look after the welfare of the workers.
She requested the expatriate workers to obey the law of Malaysia saying her government would discharge all responsibilities to ensure job assurance, regular salary and other benefits of the workers.
Comparing the development of Malaysia and Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina said a country can prosper only if it is governed by the party under which it has earned freedom.
In Malaysia pro-liberation force ruled the country for a long time which took forward the country towards prosperity. But in Bangladesh pro-liberation was in power only for three and a half years.
Sheikh Hasina said the development of Bangladesh had faced a debacle in 2001 again with the change of state power and installation of anti-liberation force to the power.
The January 5, 2014 election helped keeping the pace of development uninterrupted in the country, she said adding Bangladesh would have faced another blow if BNP could foil the general election in 2014.
Sheikh Hasina thanked the Malaysian government for showing their interest in constructing the Padma Bridge after World Bank’s refusal for financing the project on the false plea of corruption. – BSS