Month: June 2016

Malaysia Migrant Labor Nepal

Hounded out of Malaysia

LEAVING IN DROVES: Nepali migrant workers queuing up for flights to Kathmandu at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last week.

Among the factors dissuading Nepalis from working in Malaysia is widespread harassment and robberies by locals After getting his boarding pass for a Kathmandu-bound plane, Basanta Basnet, 22, looked relaxed at Kuala Lumpur airport last week. He was going home after four years in Malaysia. When asked if he plans to return, he replied firmly: […]

Bangladesh Malaysia Migrant Labor

Differences over cost of recruitment

Private manpower recruitment agencies claim that migration costs will be around 2,00,000 Bangladeshi Taka when the Malaysian market opens. Recruitment agencies told Ekattor TV that they have paid bribes every step of the recruitment process from Malaysia to Bangladesh. But the Bangladeshi government maintains that the cost of recruitment will be less than 80,000 Taka. […]

Bangladesh India Migrant Labor Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka

SAARC initiative and migrant labour

The 2014 South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit took an initiative on the issue of migrant labour. It sought to ensure safety, security, and wellbeing of their migrant workers in the destination countries outside the SAARC region. This was to be done with the help of international bodies such as the International Labour […]

Migrant Labor Nepal

Foreign Employment Bond no attraction for migrant workers (Nepali)

बचतपत्रप्रति प्रवासी कामदार उदासीन सात वर्षदेखि प्रवासी कामदारलाई लक्षित गर्दै वैदेशिक रोजगार बचतपत्र जारी भइरहे पनि लक्षित वर्ग आकर्षित हुन सकेका छैनन् । विदेशमा कार्यरत र स्वदेश फर्केका अधिकांश कामदार अझै बचतपत्रबारे अनभिज्ञ छन् भने थाहा पाएकाहरूको पनि लगाव देखिँदैन । राष्ट्र बैंकले जारी गर्ने उक्त बचतपत्रको ब्याजदर अन्यभन्दा बढी रहँदै आएको छ । वैदेशिक […]

Migrant Labor

India Needs to Follow Nepal’s ‘Free Visa Free Ticket’ Policy

The “free visa free ticket” policy  in Nepal should be an eye opener for India. Though India is a matured democracy and the fastest developing economy, Indian labors who are migrating abroad have been perilously exploited by travel agents. At this juncture India should follow “Free Visa free Ticket” policy of Nepal. (News in Malayalam language broadcast in […]