KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Nepal has agreed to resume the worker recruitment process in Malaysia, ending a 16-month* travel ban that prevented tens of thousands of Nepali workers from traveling to one of the most popular work destinations.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nepal and Malaysia on Thursday agreed to resume the stalled process of labor supply from Nepal to Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nepal and Malaysia have reached closer to an agreement to resume sending workers from Nepal after a hiatus of some 14 months.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, Akbar Al Baker, met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Bin Mohamad and other senior government officials following the opening of the UNWTO World Tourism Conference in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

A Nepali guard injured in Malaysia

August 16, 2019 13:00 pm

KATHMANDU, August 16: A Nepali security guard was injured after a Molotov cocktail was launched into the guard post in Malaysia early this morning.

PARIS/SEREMBAN, Aug 14:  The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal probe into the death of an Irish-French girl, whose body was found near a jungle stream in Malaysia, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

DUNGUN, July 25: China and Malaysia resumed construction on a massive “Belt and Road” train project in northern Malaysia on Thursday, after a year-long suspension and following a rare agreement to cut its cost by nearly a third to about $11 billion.

KATHMANDU, July 16: A visa service provider which is at the heart of a high-profile corruption case in Malaysia and a long-running legal battle in Nepal has received a clean chit in a case disputing its legality.

KANCHANPUR, July 14: Two Nepali migrant workers have died in a road accident in Malaysia. Surendra Prasad Bhatta, 36, a resident of Dhakaniya in Kanchanpur Shuklaphanta municipality-2 died in a motorcycle accident on his way to work in Malaysia on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Skipper Paras Khadka notched up best individual score in T20I to help Nepal national cricket team defeat Malaysia by seven wickets in the first of the two-match T20I bilateral series played at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Khadka stayed unbeaten on 86 runs chasing the target of 129 in 18.3 overs.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The District Court of Kathmandu has acquitted the operator of Malaysia VLN Nepal Ram Shrestha on the charge of overcharging Nepali for visa processing.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal has defeated the host Malaysia in the first match of two T-20 international cricket series on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nepal posted a target of 327 runs before Singapore in the group's concluding match held today under the ACC U- 19 Eastern Region Tournament going on in Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, June 30: A Nepali U-19 cricket squad left for Malaysia to play the ACC U-19 Eastern Region Cricket Tournament.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21: Leaked sex videos purporting to show a potential successor to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad with another man have deepened rifts within the ruling coalition and raised concerns of a turbulent transition from the 93-year-old leader.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3: Nepal suffered its second defeat in three games under head coach Johan Kalin as the side lost to lower-ranked side Malaysia 2-0 in a friendly football match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The men’s national football team has headed for Malaysia after a farewell program organized by All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Thursday.

Choreographer Rojin Shakya received outstanding international choreographer award at International Excellence Award 2019 held at Hotel Grand Continental, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 20.

KHOTANG, May 21: It has been 26 years since Dilsara Rai of Ainselukharka Rural Municipality-3 has been waiting for her husband to re-return home from Malaysia. Her husband Narbhakta went to the foreign land when their younger son Bishal was only three years old. Bishal is now 29 but he has not seen his father even once all these years.

BEJHAD, May 18: Man Bahadur Nepali, a resident of Rampur municipality-5, has been languishing in a jail in Malaysia since the past two years. He had gone to Malaysia for employment three years ago. Nepali was jailed one year after he was in Malaysia.

UDAYAPUR, May 13: Six years ago when Pradip Kumar Chaudhary, 32, of Chaudandigadhi Municipality-5, Sundarpur left for Malaysia in course of foreign employment, his family was hopeful that their days will be changed for good.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Nikhil Kumar Singh led the bowling attack picking up four wickets in the match helping Nepal U-16 cricket team defeat Hong Kong U-16 by four wickets to seal the place in the final match of the ongoing ACC U-16 Eastern Region cricket tournament at Prem Tinsulanonda International School Cricket Ground in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The United Arab Emirates win over Oman has ended Nepal’s hopes of qualifying for the ICC-U 19 World Cup.

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KATHMANDU, April 14: Vriitya Arvind and Ansh Tandon shared a partnership of 101 runs to eventually secure the United Arab Emirates U-19 national cricket team’s second win of the ongoing ICC Asia U-19 World Cup Qualifier against Nepal U-19 by a run according to D/L method in a match played at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Pawan Sarraf produced a player of the match performance in ongoing ICC Asia Under-19s World Cup Qualifier to elevate Nepal U-19 national cricket team to a huge win by 217 runs against Singapore U-19 in match played at Selangor Turf Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday. Skipper Rohit Kumar Paudel missed his century by five runs in Nepal’s total of 282 runs in a dominant all-round display from Nepal in the first match.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 12: Malaysia and China agreed on Friday to resume construction of a multi-billion dollar rail project, shaving nearly a third of the cost, after months of negotiations that strained ties between the two trade partners.

KATHMANDU, April 12: As many as 64 people have received a work permit from Labour Office Tahachal, Kathmandu within four days after the government opened work permit for Malaysia through call visa.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Two Nepali migrant workers have died when a bus they were travelling in met with an accident in Malaysia.

SHAH ALAM, April 1: A Vietnamese woman who is the only suspect in custody for the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in a Malaysian court on Monday, with her lawyer saying she could be freed as early as next month.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Migrant workers, who were deprived of going to Malaysia since the last ten months despite getting their calling visa, can now go to Malaysia for job after the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security instructed the concerned authorities to give them labor permit.

Nepalis stranded in Malaysia rescued

March 23, 2019 10:23 am

Kathmandu, March 23: Sixteen Nepalis stranded in Malaysia have been rescued and returned home by government authorities. They had been staying at the shelter homes after not being able to bear the return air ticket.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Nepal has pressed for earliest and effective implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reached with Malaysia in October last year for supply of Nepali workers to Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Kuala Lumpur-based Nepali Embassy rescued and repatriated 23 Nepali nationals, who were stranded in three separate detention centers in Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Nepal national football team is set to play two friendly matches against Kuwait and Malaysia in March.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Malaysia is considering removing outsourcing agencies or agents involved in the hiring and management of foreign workers as the country prepares to streamline policies governing foreign workers. An estimated half a million Nepalis are currently employed in Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19: While leaving for Nepal three months ago, Nar Thapa of Udayapur - a migrant worker - took a bus from his workplace in Malaysia to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: As many as 53 Malaysian companies have been barred from hiring Nepali workers due to their 'dismal track record', according to the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE). The companies in question were among 67 companies in Malaysia and the Gulf region blacklisted by the DoFE in the recent weeks acting upon tip offs of Nepal's missions, rights organizations and complaints of Nepalis working there.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31: Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been crowned as Malaysia’s 16th king under a unique rotating monarchy system, nearly a month after the sudden abdication of Sultan Muhammad V.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: A Boeing aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) that was taken to Malaysia for repair around two months ago will be repatriated home tomorrow (Tuesday) after successful maintenance, said NAC officials.

MALAYSIA, Dec 11: One Nepali migrant worker a day dies in Malaysia, according to statistics provided by the Embassy of Nepal in Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9: Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s alliance won a historic vote in May.

DHADING, Dec 3: Devaki Pandit of Siddhilek Rural Municipality hardly sleeps at night remembering her son who disappeared in Malaysia about a decade ago. Her son Damodar had gobe abroad promising her to bring home money and happiness.

Nepali worker dies in Malaysia

November 16, 2018 14:18 pm

DARCHULA, Nov 16: Tara Singh Dhami, 35, of Malikarjun rural municipality-3 has died in Malaysia. Dhami was found dead near a hotel at 4 am on Thursday, Dhami’s family sources said. He had gone to Malaysia on foreign employment three years back.

Nepali worker dies in Malaysia

November 16, 2018 12:32 pm

DARCHULA, Nov 16: Tara Singh Dhami, 35, of Malikarjun rural municipality-3 has died in Malaysia. Dhami was found dead near a hotel at 4 am on Thursday, Dhami’s family sources said. He had gone to Malaysia on foreign employment three years back.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The new labor agreement between Nepal and Malaysia still falls short of meeting the standards set by the international labor laws, but many of its provisions could be used as a model for similar pacts that Nepal signs with other labor destinations in the future, say experts.

TOKYO, Nov 6: Japan is ready to extend Malaysia support to help overcome its financial problems if the need arises, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday.

Sole guardian of six siblings at 16

November 6, 2018 03:30 am

KHOTANG, Nov 6: Since a very young age, she wanted to study and have a successful career.  To make this happen, she was required to have a lot of focus, dedication and hard work. But at the mere age of 16, Suima Chamling has to invest all her efforts and focus to take care of six siblings – four younger sisters and two younger brothers. She is their sole guardian.

NUWAKOT, Nov 4: Hari Bahadur Ghale of Barsunchet, Nuwakot, found himself needing more money to support his family. There was his two-year-old daughter to bring up and the cost of everything kept going up.So , like tens of thousands of other Nepali youths, he went to Malaysia in 2000 in hopes of finding well-paying work. He took a loan of Rs 200,000 to get there.