Malaysia's labour market fears syndicate again!
A syndicate has been active again to export manpower to Malaysia at a high cost, several months after Mahathir Mohammad’s new government revoked the ‘calling system’ dismantling the syndicate.
Bangladesh has been a source country for labour export with the promise of exporting manpower at the cost of Tk 40 thousand to Malaysia. But the syndicate comprising 10 companies took Tk 4 lakh per worker.
Expatriates said that Amin Group and 10-company syndicate, together with the previous government, collected Tk 1 lakh 80 thousand as the cost of processing per person.
After the defeat of Najib Tun Razzaq in the election, the syndicate leaders went into hiding.
After Mahathir Mohammad's government came to power, after breaking the 10 syndicates from September 1 last year, opened manpower export for all.
But expatriates told the reporter, the 10-company syndicate is going to be active again. They are silently doing their activities. According to reliable sources, on May 8, the owner of 1 company, Swapan and Amin was going to start the medical test.
Expatriates in Malaysia smell rat in the medical test initiative. Due to their cheating, Bangladesh cannot be evaluated as a source country for Malaysia. Although our Bangladeshi workers are worried, Malaysia is not showing interest at this time.
Malaysia is now bringing workers from Nepal free of cost. Expatriates urged the government to keep an eye on Malaysia
that the syndicate may not be active again. Malaysia Labor Market should be syndicate free.
Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Bangladesh Embassy in Malaysia have already informed that there will not be allowed to do any syndicate in labor market. The labor market will be open for everyone.