Malaysia to sign labour MoU with India

New Delhi, August 23 :

India and Malaysia are to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on labour in October following which a Malaysian government agency will recruit blue-collared Indian workers directly, overseas Indian affairs minister Vayalar Ravi said. Ravi, who visited Malaysia last week, said a delegation led by Malaysian human resources minister Fong Chan Onn will visit India in October and sign the MoU. “Once the agreement is made, the Malaysian government will directly recruit the Indian workers and distribute them to their companies, which need such workers,” Ravi said.

“This agreement on labour will basically avoid the hassles and troubles created by the recruitment agencies. It would be the responsibility of the Mala-ysian government to ensure the safety of the workers and good wages for them there,” he added. Ravi said the Construction Industry Development Board, the Malaysian governmental agency, would recruit the workers — mainly for the construction firms — and distribute them.