Providing a breath of relief for Nepal migrant workers to Malaysia, the Nepal Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) is now granting workers permission to fly to Malaysia lifting the existing ban!
According to a statement issued by MoLESS, migrant workers who received visas before May 16, 2018 can proceed to their work destinations in Malaysia.
On July 21, 2018, the Ministry issued a ban on sending migrant workers following the scam that many thugs were running in the name of visa issuance.
The Nepal government had said that it would send its workers only after a labor agreement was signed between both nations but due to persistent urging from foreign employment recruitment agencies, the government gave in.
According to these agencies, about 1,000 female migrant workers with work visas were awaiting government approval. However, the Nepal Government differs on the numbers when it says that only 450 women have been awaiting approval.