The Policy Times, Dhaka Bureau :
The Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur launched a digital platform called ‘BanglaTiger Digital’ through a virtual event on 10 March 2021. Dr. AK Abdul Momen, MP, Bangladesh Foreign Minister was the Chief Guest while Ms. Mashfee Binte Shams, Secretary (East), MOFA was the Special Guest at the event.
Bangla Tiger Digital is the High Commission’s own digital platform to connect with the huge number of Bangladeshi expatriates living in Malaysia. Dot lines are the technology partner of the High Commission in this endeavor. Using the platform, the service seekers can easily get services ranging from passport, legalization, job applications, etc. The service seekers can use the platform without spending any money from their pocket.
In his welcome remarks, giving a brief background of the platform, the High Commissioner Mr. Md. Golam Sarwar advised the expatriates to use the platform to get the benefits of it.
The Secretary (East) said that the platform is an example of the digitalization of public service delivery as initiated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister to build ‘Digital Bangladesh’. A large number of expatriates can get benefitted from the timely initiative of the High Commission, she added.
In his remarks, the Hon’ble Foreign Minister stressed the expatriates’ enormous contribution to the economy of Bangladesh. He also highlighted various initiatives undertaken by the current government for the benefit of the expatriates. He commended the High Commission for taking this novel initiative.
An audio-visual on the platform was also shown in the event. Mr. Mohammad Khorshed A. Khastagir, Deputy High Commission and Minister of the High Commission moderated the event and extended a vote of thanks. After the launching event, the High Commissioner had an exchange of views with the members of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) on the matter.
Through this initiative, Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur has inched forward to become the first full-fledged digital Mission abroad. The Mission is planning to add-on more services like mobile telephony, health service, remittance, etc. in the future. This single initiative is expected to bring a huge change in the service delivery rendered by the High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.