Foreigners stranded in Malaysian detention centers. (File Photo: Human Rights Watch)
KATHMANDU, March 13: Kuala Lumpur-based Nepali Embassy rescued and repatriated 23 Nepali nationals, who were stranded in three separate detention centers in Malaysia.
In a press statement on Wednesday, the embassy stated that 23 Nepali nationals returned home in the past three weeks. The embassy had arranged the one-way air tickets to those Nepal nationals who came back home from the Southeast Asian country.
The embassy officials had visited the detention centers at Sepang, Bukit Jalil and Semoniyah in Malaysia with the view of repatriating those stranded Nepali nationals. The embassy will continue its efforts to repatriate the stranded Nepali nationals, the statement said.
Those rescued and sent back home are Ram Chandra Ahir of Bardiya, Dal Bahadur Gurng of Nuwakot, Santosh Kumar Rajbanshi of Jhapa, Jagat Bahadur Khad of Syanja, Sujanmani Mahato of Chitwan, Indra Prasad Neupane of Okhaldunga, Raju Thapa of Jhapa, Mani Raj Shrestha of Sindhuli, Sajan Rai of Sunsari, Pitambar Kumar Karki of Saptari, Chandan Mukhiya of Siraha, Raj Kumar Nepali of Syanja, Rej Bahadur Thami of Dolakha, Ram Bahadur Tamang of Nuwakot, Mohan Khadka of Jhapa, Dinesh Bahadur Tamang Ghising of Sunsari, Sikendra Kurmi of Sarlahi, Subash Dhakal of Terahthum, Chandra Prasad Jaisi of Rukum, Baburam Nepali of Gulmi, Rujan Tamang of Nuwakot and Bijay Mahato of Rautahat.