The much talked about 10 recruiting agents, accused of monopoly in labour recruitment in Malaysia, said they had no control over the excessive migration cost. They held a press conference yesterday at The Westin Dhaka amid media reports accusing the agencies of monopoly and charging exorbitant fees from the workers.
According to them, some 250 other recruiting agents and brokers were involved in securing job placements from Malaysian employers as well as jobseekers in Bangladesh.
“A jobseeker does not directly come to us, rather goes to the brokers. So, when five to six levels of brokers are involved, we cannot control the cost,” said Noor Ali, managing director of Unique Eastern Pvt Ltd, one of the ten agents.