The Nepal Government in May last year had temporarily halted sending laborers to Malaysia as workers were being charged excessive fees for related services by private companies, namely Immigration Security Clearance and One Stop Centre. Domestic hiring agencies and workers have been criticizing the government’s decision and have urged it to allow workers to go to Malaysia as soon as possible.

Nepali government officials have said that the two governments are working together to open the Malaysian labor market for Nepali migrants as soon as possible.

On October 29 last year, Nepal and Malaysia had signed a bilateral labor pact. The memorandum of understanding 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. Nepal- Malaysia technical committee is expected to finalize all the legal provisions soon. And as per the latest update now Malaysia will resume back soon.