Malaysia wants to work with Bangladesh to repatriate illegal immigrants says Kula

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  • Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

M. Kulasegaran. -filepic

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia wants to work with Bangladesh to resolve the issue of the large number of illegal immigrants here and find ways to repatriate them to their home country, says M. Kula Segaran (pic).

The Human Resources Minister expressed this to Bangladesh's Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam during a meeting on Tuesday (Sep 25).

"I mentioned to him that Malaysia needs to resolve the large number of undocumented Bangladeshi workers in the country as well as workers that have overstayed," said Kula Segaran in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 26).

He added that the ministry was looking at creating a single system application for foreign workers, to combat concerns over the increasing recruitment fees and unscrupulous recruitment practices.

The government also has plans to take over the management of insurance schemes for migrant workers.

He said the Bangladeshi delegation highlighted the strengthening of labour relations between both countries especially with the new government in Malaysia; resolving the issue of Bangladeshis who seek illegal employment or who overstay, and to follow Malaysia's footsteps in many areas of development.

"We would certainly want to work together with Bangladesh in order to create an efficient, transparent and productive system for their nationals to work here," said Kula Segaran.

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