The draft of MoU states that Malaysia will bear all expenses of Nepali migrant workers to go to Malaysia in future.
Malaysia has remained one of the lucrative destinations for Nepali migrant workers for foreign employment.
On September 2018, the Malaysian government had agreed that the Malaysian companies will bear all the costs incurred by the Nepali youths, and has accepted Nepal’s previous proposal of free visa and a free ticket to migrant workers. The amounts charged in fees by the recruiting agencies were a big burden for the Nepali youths coming from the poor economic background.
There are estimated 500,000 Nepali youths working in Malaysia, including undocumented laborers. On average, 300 to 400 youths were flying daily to Malaysia for migrant works before the process of hiring was halted in May.