The Daily Star | 1 November 2018
The previous Najib Razak-led Malaysian government had created the manpower syndicate which “monopolised” the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers in the Southeast Asian country, according to officials and documents obtained by The Daily Star.
Following the Andaman boat crisis in 2015, Malaysia’s then home minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said worker recruitment would be done through the private sector instead of the state-level mechanism, G2G.
During bilateral negotiations, Bangladesh had proposed the names of 745 recruiting agencies, but Malaysia selected only 10 without providing any basis for it.
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