Category: Malaysia

Bangladesh Malaysia Migrant Labor

Undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers face tough time in Malaysia

To avoid arrests, illegal/ undocumented workers in Malaysia are now living in forests and abandoned warehouses. Since they don’t have a visa or employment papers, they are in conflict with the police. On one hand, helpless Bangladeshi migrant workers are not getting jobs; on the other hand they cannot pay back the money they have […]

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Malaysia Migrant Labor Nepal

Illegal, ill-treated

Nepali workers are unlawfully forced to become ‘illegal’ by unscrupulous employers, recruiters and the government. When Malaysia launched a massive crackdown on illegal migrant workers in 2014, thousands of Nepalis without passports here were left with only two options: return home or get arrested. To return home without passports, Nepali workers would require travel documents. […]

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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: […]

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