KATHMANDU, April 30: Nepal has urged Malaysia to increase the minimum wage of Nepali workers in Malaysia.
During the meeting with Minister for Home Affairs of Malaysia, Hamzah Zainuddin, Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha, who is currently on a Malaysia visit, proposed to increase minimum wage, service and facility of Nepali workers including security guards in Malaysia.
On the occasion, Minister Shrestha asked the Malaysian Minister to increase the monthly salary of Nepali security guards to 3,000 Malaysian ringgit.
The two ministers held discussion on various issues including providing more employment opportunities to Nepali youths by making arrangements of security guard-related training in Nepal and making zero-cost principle effective. Discussions were also held to make improved arrangements of health, social security and 24-hour insurance facilities, said Secretary at the Labor Ministry, Ek Narayan Aryal.