Malaysia to continue work to recruit more Bangladeshi workers: Mahathir

MNA Editorial Desk: Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad has said his government will continue work to recruit more Bangladeshi workers.

Terming Malaysia’s ties with Bangladesh as very deep, he assured that the Malaysian investment in Bangladesh will boost further.

Mahathir also talked about safety and security of the Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia during a bilateral meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Baku Congress Centre on the sidelines of the 18th NAM Summit on Friday afternoon.

After the meeting, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque briefed reporters.

Demanding trial for the atrocities on Rohingyas in Myanmar, Mahathir said Malaysia and other ASEAN nations will continue to do whatever is necessary to solve the Rohingya crisis, BSS reports.

“I think that a genocide was committed on the Rohingyas in Myanmar and its trial should be held,” he said.

Mahathir added that Malaysia will continue operation of its hospital in Cox’s Bazar and wanted to know from her about Bhashanchar Island where the Rohingyas will be shifted.

Sheikh Hasina, Haque said, apprised the Malaysian prime minister of different aspects of the island including its safety and security.

Simultaneously, the Bangladesh prime minister explained him about the present state of the island.

Bangladesh plans to shift 0.1 million of the Rohingyas now living in the country to Bhasan Char Island in Noakhali until their repatriation to Myanmar.


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