Malaysian govt to crackdown on illegal migrant workers
- Nepali workers worried
Jan 18, 2014-
The Malaysian government has decided to crackdown on the migrant workers operating illegally in the country. The Nepali Embassy in Malaysia informed that the Malaysian government is planning a massive nationwide crackdown starting January 21 (Monday midnight).
The Nepali Embassy in Malaysia released a notice on Saturday, informing the illegal migrant workers about the possible crackdown. The Embassy also stated that it will remain open tomorrow (Sunday) so as to ease the distribution of travel permit letters to the illegal Nepali migrant workers before the crackdown begins on Monday midnight.
According to the Embassy sources, the illegal workers with travel document and return tickets will not be arrested. The Embassy also urged all the migrant workers who have been staying illegally to contact Embassy and get the travel permit letter at the earliest.
The officials from Malaysian Immigration, police, and other officials from different agencies will be part of the crackdown campaign.
Malaysia is one of the most popular destinations for Nepali migrant workers. More than 500,000 Nepalis workers are working in the country out of which thousands are estimated to be operating illegally.
Published: 18-01-2014 17:17