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Report of Analysis of 2016 and 2017 Cases: Nepali Migrant Workers in Malaysia

We are pleased to share with you Migrant Forum in Asia’s recent report of Analysis of 2016 and 2017 cases of Nepali migrant workers in Malaysia.

In Asia, labour mgiration is quite prevalent both as countries of origin and destination. Looking at the Nepal and Malaysia corridor, Malaysia hosts an increasing number of Nepali migrant workers with almost 200,000 Nepali migrant workers as of 2007. and 405,898 as of 2017. According to Nepal’s Department of Foreign Employement (DoFE), in a span of 10 years, 1,408,666 Nepali migrant workers have come to Malaysia. The given numbers are recorden on the basis of labour permits given to migrant workers. Data of returnee migrant workers has not been recorded in statistics and does not include undocumented migrant workers.

The report is a result of the collaboration between Migrant Forum in Asia and its members Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee (PNCC) and North South Initiative (NSI). It is based on Nepali migrant workers in Malaysia who have reported to PNCC and NSI their grievances and complaints. It a representation of a small sample of Nepali migrant workers in Malaysia which were collected by volunteers of PNCC and NSI who provide support, paralegal and legal services for migrant workers. The report covers the analysis of cases for the year 2016 and 2017. To download the report please click the link below:

Analysis of 2016 and 2017 Cases: Nepali Migrant Workers in Malaysia



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