Labour activist urges M'sia, Bangladesh to expedite new recruitment agreement

Alyaa Alhadjri

Modified 6 Nov 2019, 10:02 am

The governments of Malaysia and Bangladesh have been urged to expedite negotiations on a new agreement for the recruitment of Bangladeshi migrant workers here.

International migrant worker rights specialist Andy Hall (above), who has worked in Nepal and Bangladesh, said the new terms are necessary to prevent further systemic forced labour in Malaysia caused by debt bondage from extortionate recruitment-related fees and costs.

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