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Hope for Indians in Malaysia as new Bangla workforce to arrive

world Updated: Mar 08, 2009 16:50 IST

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Amid fears of retrenchment of foreign workers in Malaysia, there is some hope for the Indian labour force as about 70,000 people from a South Asian nation are expected to arrive here to fill up the job demand in the country.

At least 70,000 workers from Bangladesh are expected to arrive in this country to work at plantation, construction and services sectors, a Bangladeshi official said today.

"Despite the economic downturn and rising retrenchment in Malaysia, Bangladeshi workers were still in demand," labour counselor at the Bangladesh High Commission Talat Mahmud Khan said today, national news agency Bernama said.

He said the Bangladeshis were considered to be hardworking, efficient, obedient and trainable and did not demand a high salary.

Talat added that though there was a temporary freeze on the intake of foreign workers in the services sector, the visas for these Bangladeshi workers were approved before the imposition of the restriction.