Labour Minister Gokarna Bista and visiting Malaysian Minister for Human Resources M. Kulasegaran have signed an agreement on labour supply in Kathmandu on Monday.
Nepali migrant workers to Malaysia will not have to pay any fees from now on, with the Malaysian employer company picking up the tab including airfare, visa fee and medical checkup. They are also responsible for transporting workers to their destination within 6 hours of landing in Kuala Lumpur.
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With the new pact, Nepali labourers won’t have to pay any levies anymore, but the duration of the contract will be reduced from three to two years. Employers are also required to deposit their monthly salaries in the bank account of workers by the 7th of every month. Other facilities like bonus and overtime payment should not be lower than the minimum amount set by the Malaysian Government.