By Sharif Khiam and Ali Nufael
Benar News | 16 August 2018
Bangladesh has welcomed Malaysia’s decision to end a monopoly on recruitment of workers from the South Asian nation, saying the new measure would cut costs and allow fair competition.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been reviewing policies of the previous government since taking power in May. He announced talks earlier this week with Bangladesh officials to open the practice of recruiting migrant workers to all employment agents.
“In Bangladesh, there are only 10 agents or companies involved in the hiring of workers and this has resulted in a form of monopoly by these agencies,” Mahathir told reporters.