Wednesday January 23, 2013
10,000 Bangladeshis to arrive next month
PUTRAJAYA: The first batch of 10,000 Bangladeshis to work in Malaysian plantations is expected to arrive next month, said Plantation, Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok.
He said arrangements were being made to ensure the process of bringing them in went smoothly.
“Ultimately, we need about 40,000 of them,” he told newsmen after closing a workshop on branding of Malaysian palm oil here yesterday.
Dompok said the actual date of their arrival would depend on how soon the Bangladeshi government could prepare the required work force.
It was reported earlier this month that the Bangladeshi government would open up an online registration process for 10,000 workers to work in Malaysian plantations.
Malaysia and Bangladesh agreed in November last year that the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers be done on a government-to-government basis.