Thursday, June 20, 2019

Labour issue with Malaysia to be sorted out within a month

A joint-technical team of the governments of Nepal and Malaysia is expected to meet within one month to sort out issues hindering the resumption of supply of labour force from Nepal to the most preferred labour destination of the Nepali migrant workers.
According to Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS), the two countries have agreed to resolve existing issues through a joint-technical committee meeting and resume worker supply to Malaysia as soon as possible. “Though the joint-technical committee meeting has been planned, we are yet to fix the date, but it will be within a month,” according to the ministry that has been trying hard to resume the Nepali migrant worker supply to Malaysia since last May.
The supply of workers to Malaysia has been halted after the government cracked down on Immigration Security Clearance and One Stop Centre blaming them for levying additional charges on Nepali migrant workers.
Though the two governments had inked bilateral labour pact last October, the outflow of Nepali migrant workers to Malaysia – that host the largest recorded Nepali migrants – is still uncertain. The government had also started issuing work permits for those who have already received the ‘calling visas’ from April but not significant number of workers could get the easy passage to Malaysia, despite the labour pact due to inability of Nepal government to finalise health institutions to be allowed to conduct health checkups of workers.
Though, the government has finalised the list of 51 health and medical institutions – few weeks ago – responsible to conduct the health check-up of Nepali migrant workers aspiring to go for foreign employment, the outflow to Malaysia is yet to resume.

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