Malaysia committed to make Bangladeshi workers' condition better, envoy says


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Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Haznah Md Hashim has said that her government is committed to ensuring the welfare of Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia.

“We are committed to make it better in the future,” she said during an interaction with the members of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) at a local hotel on Wednesday. 

She said there might be syndicates that are beyond the control of both Bangladesh and Malaysian governments.

Regarding the deadline for Bangladeshi workers to reach Malaysia by May 31, the envoy said it was fixed by her government and announced in January this year.

When asked whether the deadline will be extended, she said, “So far, we are sticking to the date (May 31)”.

She also talked about the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Malaysia and Bangladesh.

"I am confident that it would happen," she said adding that the Bangladesh can targeting the South East countries with its products through the proposed FTA.  

The high commissioner highlighted her country’s efforts to offer world-class healthcare, education and tourism facilities at an affordable cost.

Highlighting different aspects of the bilateral relations between the two countries, she recalled that Malaysia is the first Muslim country that recognized Bangladesh after its independence.

DCAB President Nurul Islam Hassib also spoke on the session.

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