28 Mar '11, 6am

Nepal to resume supply of domestic workers to M'sia

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - Nepal , which suspended supply of its domestic workers to Malaysia in 2007, is set to open its doors again. The Labour and Transport Management Ministry has agreed in principle to the Nepali Embassy's request to lift the suspension with a fresh memorandum of understanding being considered. In its draft proposal, the embassy suggested that monthly wages be set at 650 ringgit (US$215) and that Buddhist, Christian and Muslim Nepali domestic workers be sent to employers of similar religious faiths here. Nepali Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Rishi Raj Adhikari, who recommended the suspension after being posted here in 2007, said the time was right to resume supply of Nepali domestic workers. He said the ministry had given a verbal go-ahead to the draft MoU. "When I first arrived here, I came across cases of maid abuse and I proposed a suspension of the ...

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