Embassy helps stranded Nepalis return home from Malaysia

KATHMANDU: The Embassy of Nepal in Malaysia said it has helped as many as 18 stranded Nepali migrant workers at Bukit Jalil Campus in Malaysia return home.

In a statement , the Nepali mission said the Nepalis were rescued and arrangement for their repatriation was made by the Embassy.

The Nepali Embassy had provided them with air tickets to Kathmandu. They flew back to Kathmandu on Wednesday.

Murder-accused repatriated after acuqittal

THT ONLINE

The Nepali Embassy informed that Lal Bahadur Tamang aka Ashok Lama, who hails from Sindhupalchok, was acquitted of murder charge by a Malaysian court, subsequently repatriated to Nepal.

Authorities had sought death penalty against Tamang, who was accused of murdering a Malaysia national, as per the Malaysian penal code.

On June 14, 2016, the Nepali Embassy's legal consultants had made an appeal to the Head of the State Public Prosecutor for Tamang's release with an argument that he charged falsely, the Embassy said.

He was acquitted by the High Court Shah Alam n March.

(With inputs from THT Online)