At least two lakh Rohingyas went abroad using Bangladeshi passport, Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam said yesterday.
“They are earning there and sending money to Myanmar”, the minister said while addressing a programme organised by Centre for NRB (Non-Resident Bangladeshi) at a city hotel.
“When I go abroad, many people identifying themselves as Bangladeshi come to visit me. Asked about residence [back in Bangladesh], they say they are Rohingyas,” the minister added.
Centre for NRB arranged the event in Dhaka as part of “World Conference Series”.
Addressing as chief guest, the minister said local Malaysians are working for recruitment of migrant workers.
He also said the ministry has sent a proposal to prime minister for paying incentive to migrant workers as recognition of sending remittance through legal channels.
It will be effective with finance minister's concern, he said, adding the incentive will help increase the remittance flow.