6 Nepalis held in Malaysia

Taplejung, March 5:

Six Nepalis who had gone to Malaysia for employment have been jailed for “violating immigration laws.”

The Malaysian police arrested six of a group of 24 Nepalis while 18 others managed to evade arrest and are now in hiding to prevent their arrest, victims’ family members said today.

All 24 persons had been sent to Malaysia by the Om KSH Overseas located in Samakhushi of Kathmandu some nine months ago and were arrested three days ago.

“The police has arrested our friends. I managed to evade arrest and have been hiding. Please try and rescue us,” Jang Sunuwar of Dokhu VDC-3 of Taplejung told quoting his brother Bhakta Bahadur Sunuwar, who is now in Malaysia, as saying over the phone.

Tej Bahadur Sunuwar of Dokhu VDC-3, Yam Shrestha and Lal Bahadur Darji of Fungling-2 of Taplejung, Prakash Puri of Sanya and two persons of Gulmi district are in police custod and are tortured, Jang quoted his brother as saying.

All 24 persons remained jobless for about 45 days in Malaysia.

They later got job in a hotel after they complained to the manager of the agency Khagendra Bhattachan over the issue.

“When we told Bhattachan about the matter, he said there was nothing to worry because they were being employed in Malaysia in a legal manner,” Jang said.