11,704 workers selected for Malaysian jobs

DHAKA: The ministry of expatriate welfare and overseas employment on Wednesday selected 11,704 more workers for employment in Malaysia through computerized lottery in the second phase, officials said, reports BSS.
They said that 3,638 of the workers were selected from Dhaka division, 2,245 from Chittagong division, 1,551 from Rajshahi division, 1,361 from Rangpur division, 1,278 from Khulna division, 873 from Sylhet divisions and 758 from Barisal division.
The second phase lottery was held in presence of expatriate welfare and overseas employment minister Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain at the ministry in the presence of reporters from print and electronic media.
Earlier, in the first phase lottery, 11,758 workers were selected and formalities for sending them to Malaysia is going on, an official related with the process told BSS.
The minister requested all the aspirant workers who got themselves registered to have patience and said the government would gradually send the enlisted workers to Malaysia and other countries. Following the Malaysian government interest to appoint 30,000 Bangladeshis for the plantation sector, the government is directly handling the process for sending workers through ‘g to g method’ at a minimum cost of Taka 40,000. After filling up on line form at union level across the country, the government finally selected intending workers in a transparent way and made them eligible by giving necessary training for sending to Malaysia.
In the last four and a half years, the minister said, the present government has sent 21, 30,453 persons in 157 countries across the world. During the period, he said, the country received remittance of US $ 54.1 billion from Expatriate Bangladeshis.
The minister said Malaysian government has already legalized 2.68 lakh illegal expatriate Bangladeshis at the special request of the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He asked those illegal Bangladeshis living in Saudi Arabia to legalize their all documents within the timeframe given by the Saudi government. On the request of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Mosharafa Hossain said, Saudi government has given a three months time frame and later also extended it to four more months and the time frame will end on November 3, 2013.