Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB)

Recruitment of new staff in Malaysia, the lion’s share of the cost of the employer

Consumer Desk:

The employer will bear the lion’s share of the cost of hiring new staff from Bangladesh, including the plane fare. The agreement was signed by Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister M Saravanan and Bangladesh’s Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed.

According to the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment, under the MoU, all expenses of Bangladeshi workers on the Malaysian side will be borne by the employer. These costs will include recruitment agency recruitment, relocation to Malaysia, accommodation, employment and repatriation of workers.

Employers can also hire Malaysian recruiting agents at their own expense. After going to Malaysia, all the expenses of the Bangladeshi worker including immigration fee, visa fee, health check, insurance, corona test, quarantine related expenses will be borne by the Malaysian employer or organization. The employer will also ensure quality accommodation, insurance and medical treatment for the employee.

According to a source in the agreement, the agreement signed with Malaysia has many issues related to the interests of the workers. The commemoration is in line with the agreements reached between Malaysia and Cambodia and Nepal. The minimum age for Bangladeshis is 18 years and the maximum is 45 years.

According to the agreement, the government of Malaysia is registered under the Private Recruiting Act 1981 and the government of the country and the recruiting agencies registered in Bangladesh will work on recruitment. This agreement with Bangladesh will be valid for five years. At the end of the term, the term can be extended with the consent of both parties.

According to the source, his salary should be mentioned in the contract with the employee. The duration of the contract will also be mentioned. The employee has to pay his salary by the 7th of the month and pay it through bank account. Normal working hours will be 8 hours. You have to pay overtime for extra time. Employees can enjoy one day off per week. In addition, the employer must renew the employee’s visit three months before the expiration date. Failure to do so will result in the employer paying the fine.

According to the agreement, the first time the worker enters the country, the airfare will be borne by the employer. The employer will also bear all the expenses for returning from Malaysia after the expiry of the contract. However, if you want to return to the country without four reasons including the cause of the accident, the cost will have to be borne by the worker. Again, if the worker is involved in any illegal activity, he will be sent back to the country at the expense of the worker.

According to the source, the employer cannot keep the passport of the employee in his custody. According to the agreement, security deposit, visiting pass, insurance, medical checkup fee in Malaysia, immigration security clearance, biomedical, visa processing, plane ticket, certification of Bangladesh High Commission, will be done by Malaysian. However, if there is any recruitment cost in Bangladesh, it has to be borne by the employee.

If an employee needs financial benefits, he can take a loan from the employer and the employer can deduct a maximum of 50 percent from the employee’s monthly salary.

Before signing the agreement, Minister for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed said, “There has been a lot in the past about the Malaysian market. I have been trying to overcome them since I took over. Whether it will be successful will depend on the signing of the agreement.

Secretary of the Ministry. Ahmed Munirush Salehin said that not only Malaysia, in the near future all the staff will remain in Databank. I hope it will start with Malaysia.