Malaysia and India are making major initiatives at
protecting the interests of Indians seeking employment
in the Southeast Asian country. The two countries will
soon sign an MoU that would protect thousands of Indians
job seekers in Malaysia from unscrupulous agents.
has also agreed to channel all recruitment through a body
set up by the governmental in order to end exploitation
by agents and middlemen.
agreement comes after a meeting between visiting minister
for overseas Indians Vayalar Ravi and Malaysia''s human
resource development minister Fong Chan Onn.
have to prepare a draft which will be approved by both
the countries, working out details like working conditions
for workers, minimum wage, recruitment procedures, conditions
of employment etc," reports quoted Vayalar Ravi as
saying. Ravi hopes to sign the MoU during Fong''s visit
to India in October this year.
who also met Malaysia''s works minister Sami Vellu, said
are about 140,000 Indian workers in Malaysia and this
agreement is long overdue. He noted the Malaysian minister
had also expressed anguish over the exploitation of Indian