Action if agencies take money: Minister
Legal action will be taken against the recruiting agencies which took money from people in the name of giving jobs in Malaysia as the country is yet to open its doors for foreign workers, the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister said today.
The minister advised people not to give money to any recruiting agencies for getting jobs in Malaysia.
The minister said this while replying to queries at a press briefing at Probashi Kallyan Bhaban in Dhaka..
The briefing was organised on the minister’s trip from August 6 and 14 to Jordan and Lebanon where he went to see the situation of Bangladeshis living there.
Tk 57 lakh sent for 1,500 Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arab…!.
The government recently sent Tk 57 lakh to 1,500 jobless Bangladeshi workers as humanitarian aid, the minister informed the journalists.
It is also trying to find jobs for many of them elsewhere in the KSA though its embassy in Riyadh, he added.
Foreign workers including Bangladeshis are losing their jobs and not getting their salary and allowances regularly as there is a financial crisis in the Saudi Arab, the minister said.
Asked about safety and security of Bangladeshi women workers in Saudi Arab, Jordan and Lebanon, the minister said the government will monitor and scrutinise the whole process before sending them to the countries.