Updated: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 14:46:27 GMT | By The Malaysian Insider : Malaysia

Najib’;s visit to Bangladesh will further enhance bilateral ties – Bernama

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's (pic) official three-day visit to Bangladesh, beginning tomorrow, will further enhance relations between the two countries. It is Najib's first official visit to Bangladesh, made on the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, when they met in New York recently. Malaysia's High...


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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's (pic) official three-day visit to Bangladesh, beginning tomorrow, will further enhance relations between the two countries.

It is Najib's first official visit to Bangladesh, made on the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, when they met in New York recently.

Malaysia's High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Norlin Othman said Najib's visit would be meaningful because apart from the political and economic relations which had long existed between both countries.

Malaysia was among the first countries to recognise the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.

She said the prime minister was scheduled to arrive tomorrow with wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and a 62-member delegation which would include Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and Malaysia's Special Ambassador in South Asia Tan Sri S. Samy Vellu.

They would be met upon arrival by Sheikh Hasina and Bangladeshi senior ministers, she added.

On the second day, Najib is scheduled to open the Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial Specialised Hospital and Nursing College.

The hospital, which is named after the Bangladesh prime minister's mother will be managed by KPJ Malaysia.

Norlin said Najib would also call on Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid and the two leaders were expected to discuss several matters, including on Bangladesh nationals working in Malaysia.

There are currently more than 320,000 Bangladeshis working at several sectors in Malaysia, she added.

Since 2010, Bangladesh nationals working in Malaysia had sent home RM3 billion, the highest compared with workers from Indonesia (RM2.9 billion), Nepal (RM1.9 billion), India (RM625 million) and the Philippines (RM561 million).

Meanwhile, Rosmah is scheduled to visit the Dhaka Community Hospital.

The World Children Welfare Fund under the PERMATA childhood education programme donated RM103,000 last month to Mercy Malaysia for the Cleft Lip and Palate project at the hospital.

During the visit, the prime minister is also scheduled to visit the National Martyrs' Monument at Savar and the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum. – Bernama, November 16, 2013.

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Nov 16, 2013 9:00PM
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One of the ways for us to manage our recurring fiscal deficits is for the Government to reduce spending on overseas visits by our Ministers, elected officials and public civil servants.  Our PM especially has been observed consistently making too frequent foreign visits and this is a bad example.  We should not spend beyond our means especially on non-revenue generating consumption expenses.  No more business as usual for our Government which has to be seen as being more serious in reducing our fiscal deficits.  Even BN and Government supporters are now beginning to raise questions on this matter.  Another serious matter is combating corruptions in all forms & manners without fear & favour irrespective of the status of those involved.  No more lip service and no more excuses are expected as the GE 13 is now over and the BN was given the mandate.  The UMNO GA and Elections are also over and hence there is no more political expediency expected or condoned by the public who are now well-informed through the Internet.  The public is now waiting to see and expecting positive actions from our elected Government which must be seen to be caring and responsible & accountable as well as transparent.
Nov 16, 2013 6:56PM
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Bangladeshis and other foreigners both legal and illegals will contribute to the lowering of salaries of Malaysian workers thus making it an impossible dream for Malaysia to reach developed status by 2020 where the average annual income is projected to be at USD15,000 (about RM3,750.00 per month).

 

Worst still as a sign of our government's incompetence, there is no long term effective plans how are we going to achieve developed status short of propaganda and unsubstantiated empty claims made in mainstream media!

Nov 17, 2013 11:15AM
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he is trying to get in more bangladeshis to vote for BN/DUMNO in GE14
Nov 17, 2013 8:44PM
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Visiting Bangladesh to settle some off table dispute i suppose. Why Bangladesh ? Because majority phantom voters came from there.
The 2020 to developed ? I believe it's the opposite. 2020 Malaysia will be officially bankrupt and on the road of hell. It's the time where umno+bn sucked malaysia dry with taxes and their reputable off table taxes too.
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