Registration of Malaysian job aspirants ends today
Technical glitches hamper registrationMd Owasim Uddin Bhuyan
Online registration of Bangladeshis aspiring to work in Malaysian plantations under government arrangements ends today.
Malaysia is set to recruit 10,000 Bangladeshi workers for its plantation sector in the first phase.
Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training director Nurul Islam told New Age on Sunday that a total of 34,500 applicants would be short-listed through primary lotteries.
The second round of lotteries to be held at the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry either in the afternoon of January 22 or in the morning of January 23 will select 11,500 out of the short-listed applicants, he said.
The registration process was launched on January 13 in Dhaka and Barisal divisions.
A total of 11,99,450 applicants have so far been registered in seven divisions. Of them 1,12,577 had been registered in Chittagong and 1,09,263 in Khulna up to 5:00pm on Sunday. Registration of applicants at union information service centres in the two divisions ends at 5:00pm today.
A total of 25,500 applicants were short-listed in five divisions. Of them, 11,556 were registered in Dhaka, 2,545 in Barisal, 4,682 in Rajshahi, 4,101 in Rangpur, and 2,616 in Sylhet. Short-listing of applicants of Chittagong and Khulna divisions is scheduled to be held at offices of deputy commissioners on Tuesday.
Saiful Islam, director of institute of information and communication technology at Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology told New Age on Sunday that
Workers for employment in the services, manufacturing, construction, and agriculture sectors of Malaysia will be selected from among the applicants for jobs in those sectors as a second option, if and when a demand for such workers is received from Kualalampur.
Meanwhile, many migration aspirants across the country were left out of the registration process due to technical glitches including lack of internet facilities, low speed and bandwidth of internet connections, and power crisis.
There have also been allegations that many of the applicants were forced by the local union parishad chairs and their accomplices into handing out extra money for registration.
Earlier, BMET director general Begum Shamsun Nahar said around 400 union information service centres in Dhaka and Barisal divisions faced technical problems.
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