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>300 workers sent back from Malaysia

>AT least 300 workers were sent back from Malaysia yesterday, citing the impact of global economic recession.

A flight of the Malaysian airlines carrying the workers arrived at the Zia International Airport in Dhaka last night.

More workers from different countries including Singapore and the Maldives may return home by the end of this month, reports ATN Bangla.

The Malaysian government on Tuesday cancelled visas for more than 55,000 Bangladeshi jobseekers, which were approved back in 2007.

These workers were scheduled to enter Malaysia gradually.

After a ten-year ban, Malaysia started hiring Bangladeshi workers in August 2006 and has recruited around four lakh workers since then. The workers however have made a lot of allegations about abuse, poor pay and non-payment by their employers.

Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) President Ghulam Mustafa, meantime, said the Malaysian government has allowed its employers to recruit 532 Bangladeshi workers who have been waiting at Kuala Lumpur International Airport since March 8 for the decision.

Some other organisations working for ensuring labour rights expressed their concerns over the Malaysian government’s decision, saying that such a sudden decision would create frustration among the large number of Bangladeshi workers.

Jago Bangladesh Garments Sramik Federation and Karmojibi Nari in separate statements urged the government to take necessary steps to convince the Malaysian government to review the decision.

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