PETALING JAYA: The government of Nepal has barred its workers from coming to Malaysia with immediate effect.
The move comes as the Nepalese government expressed its unhappiness with “restrictive” immigration requirements its workers faced before they can be gainfully employed in this country. This includes having to go through a private company for security and medical check-ups as part of the visa requirement.
Nepal Embassy labour attache Sanmaya Ramtel confirmed that her government has indefinitely barred its citizens from seeking employment in Malaysia. The official told The Star that the government had identified several discrepancies in the recruitment process of migrant workers in Malaysia.
“The Nepalese government does not understand why the Malaysian Government is allowing a private company to monopolise the recruitment process.