Riot: Malaysia not hiring 1.5 million Bangladeshis

PUTRAJAYA: The number of Bangla­deshi workers to be hired here will depend on the demand by ­employers but it is not 1.5 million as reported, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot said.

He said the 1.5 million was the number of Bangladeshis who had registered with their country’s Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment to seek jobs abroad in 139 countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

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