Five Nepali youths stranded in Malaysia for five months appeal for help

The stranded Nepali youths from Khotang, Bhojpur and Chitwan districts have appealed to the media for help and rescue.

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Kathmandu: Five Nepali youths from Khotang, Bhojpur and Chitwan have been reportedly left stranded in Malaysia for the past five months. It is said they reached there in course of overseas jobs and faced the situation due to irresponsibility on the part of Nepal-based manpower company agents who facilitated their visa process towards Malaysia.

The youths include Som Magar of Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality-11 and Sujan Khadka of of Kepilasagadhi Rural Municipality-5 in Khotang, Suman and Prakash Tamang of Shadananda Municipality-5 in Bhojpur and Sanam Darai of Khairaheni Municipality-1 in Chitwan have sought the help of media for a rescue. They said they live like hostages in a house room at Jalan Shala. They have appealed to media for help for rescue. Gaushala-based Utsav Manpower Company is said to have processed their visas for Malaysia.

Despite the provisions of free visa and free ticket for Malaysia, one of major labor destinations for Nepalis, they paid the agents in installments. They had a contract paper for eight hours works in six days in a week. But Som said none has so far reached there to receive them officially. “In the beginning we were made to work for 18 days. We are like prisoners here,” he said. He added that whenever they called manpower company representatives in Nepal, they were threatened under different pretexts.