Dispatch of workers to Malaysia to resume: Labour secretary

Writer: 
Shine Lin Aung
Myo Aung, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population talks to officials from overseas employment agencies.
The government will resume the sending of Myanmar workers to Malaysia following a one-year suspension, said Myo Aung, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
Myo Aung was made the December 24 announcement following a meeting with overseas employment agencies at Yankin Labour Training School in Yangon.
“There is one step left before we can resume it,” he said. “The ministry has got promises from overseas employment agencies. The ambassador will be asked about it. Then, this proposal will be submitted to the Education, Health and Human Resources Committee. The plan will materialise soon.”
He said the Education, Health and Human Resources Committee would hold weekly meetings to ensure the quick dispatch of workers to Malaysia.
The agreement is a win for Myanmar people, according to Hein Min Oo, director of the Myintmochanthar employment agency.
“The resumption will be beneficial to workers. Some workers have friends, relatives, jobs and language proficiency.”
There are more than 260 overseas employment agencies, nearly 100 of which recruit Myanmar workers for Malaysia.