Five stranded Nepali youths forced to live like prisoners in Malaysia

Published On: March 29, 2023 01:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KHOTANG, March 29: Five Nepali youths including two from Khotang have been reportedly left stranded in Malaysia for the past five months. It is said they reached there in the course of overseas jobs and faced dire situations due to irresponsibility on the part of Nepal-based manpower company agents who facilitated their visa process towards Malaysia. 

Som Magar of Kharma of Rupakot Majhuwagadhi municipality-11 and Sujan Khadka of Sapteshwar of Kepilasagadhi rural municipality-5 in Khotang, Suman  and Prakash Tamang of Dingla of Shadananda municipality-5 in Bhojpur and Sanam Darai of Baheri, Khairahani municipality-1 in Chitwan have sought help for their rescue. They said they live like hostages in a house room at Jalan Shala.  They have appealed to the media for their immediate rescue. 

Gaushala-based Utsav Manpower Company processed their visa for Malaysia. Despite the provisions of free visa and free ticket for Malaysia– a major labor destination for Nepal–, they paid the agents in installments. 

They had a contract paper for eight hours of work six days a week. But Som said no one from the company has so far come to receive them officially. "In the beginning we were made to work for 18 days. We are like prisoners here,"said the victims. 



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