According to a source, an agent who previously brought in foreign labour, it is “quite lucrative”, particularly for Bangladeshi workers. “Bangladeshi workers usually need to prepare around RM20,000 to start the process to get employed in Malaysia. Out of that, we get RM2,500 to RM3,000 for each worker that we bring in.”
He says the rates differ, depending on the nationality, and his agency mainly focused on Bangladeshis and Nepalis.
“For Nepali workers, we got less. I’m not sure how much in total they needed to pay to get into Malaysia, but on our side, we got about RM1,000 per worker,” he says.