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320,000 Bangladeshis register for M'sia jobs
Publication Date : 16-01-2013
About 320,000 Bangladeshi citizens from two divisions—Dhaka and Barisal—registered for jobs in Malaysia by yesterday when the deadline for online registration ended.
They registered at information service centres of local union parishads (local administrative units) in 23 districts, said the public relation office of the expatriates' welfare and overseas employment ministry.
The number of applicants from Dhaka division alone is about 260,000.
After a primary selection through lotteries, the names of the lucky ones will be announced at the offices of local deputy commissioners today.
However, there was a demand for time extension for the registration as in some places information centres could not provide the service in the first two days for absence of internet connection.
In Manikganj, Saturia Chairman Abul Bashar Sarker said many job seekers in Saturia union could not register.
In some other districts, including Tangail, Narayanganj, Munshiganj and Barisal, the registration process was hampered due to slow speed Internet. The authorities responsible, however, worked till late night to give service to all.
Time extension for these two divisions was not possible as the other divisions were to be covered, Expatriates' Welfare Secretary Zafar Ahmed Khan told The Daily Star.
Whip of the national parliament and local lawmaker Shagufta Yasmeen Emily yesterday visited some service centres at Tongibari and Lohajang upazila, said our Munshiganj correspondent.
Meanwhile, the registration of job seekers in Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet divisions is scheduled to begin today, which will continue till January 18.
Initially, Malaysia will recruit 10,000 Bangladeshis in its plantation sector. Through this registration process, the government will make a database of 35,000 people, out of whom 11, 500 will be selected.