Kathmandu, January 10, 2019: The Malaysian government has informed to finalize all the preparations for hiring Nepali migrant workers within two months. As per Datuk Mahfuz Omar, the Malaysian Deputy Human Resources Minister, ” We are waiting for the final report of the Independent Foreign Workers Committee. Any suggestion or policy regarding foreign workers will be based on recommendations made by the committee.”
On the other hand, secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS), Mahesh Prasad Dahal informed , ” The two governments are working together to open the Malaysian labour market for Nepali migrants. The government has planned to publish a notice for interested firms to operate a medical centre and visa centre for Malaysia-bound migrant workers. “ Likewise, the Malaysian government has mentioned to finalize their standards for hiring migrant workers and the process to send Nepali migrant workers to Malaysia will soon resume after necessary standards are prepared and the medical centre and visa centre have been established.
Nepal and Malaysia had signed a bilateral labour pact on October 29, 2019 where the MoU states that the employer firms in Malaysia will have to bear recruitment service charges, two-way airfare, visa fee, health check-up fee, security screening and levy charges, among others.