Monthly Archives: October 2015

Firm with dubious records in charge

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Malaysia appoints Synerflux to recruit workers from Bangladesh; rights groups say the decision will lead to monopoly

Malaysia has appointed a private company to manage recruitment of Bangladeshi workers under the new G2G Plus system, despite rights groups’ fears that the appointment of a single company will lead to monopoly.

The Malaysian company — Synerflux Sdn Bhd — that got the job is owned by former Malaysian home minister Azmi Khalid and Bangladesh origin Malaysian resident Aminul Islam, a competent source said.

Malaysia wants to implement a fully online system known as Bangladeshi Workers Management System (BWMS). For this, Synerflux will be the “sole and exclusive entity” that will develop, maintain and manage the system. Continue reading

Nepali missions in labor destinations get more staff

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Amid complaints that the existing human resource was way less to handle problems of the ever increasing number of Nepali migrant workers, the government has made a significant increase in the number of diplomatic staff in the Nepali embassies in various labor destination countries.

The government has increased the number of embassy personnel in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Malaysia, Qatar, Israel and South Korea keeping in view the ever increasing number of Nepali migrant workers in these labor destination countries. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey had taken the initiative to increase human resource in the Nepali embassies. Continue reading

Punjab working on idea to facilitate migrant labour

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For the promotion of safe and secure employment abroad, the Punjab government in Pakistan is working on a rare idea of setting up its own ‘camps’ in countries of destination for migrant labourers from the province.

Under the plan, the provincial government will set up residential quarters or camps in host countries exclusively for the workers from Punjab. Continue reading